Schubert - Schwanengesang, Klavierstuck D946 no.2 | Aparte AP151

Schubert - Schwanengesang, Klavierstuck D946 no.2


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Label: Aparte

Cat No: AP151

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 14th July 2017



Stephan Genz (baritone)
Michel Dalberto (piano)


Schubert, Franz

Klavierstucke (3), D946
» no.2 in E flat major
Schwanengesang, D957


Stephan Genz (baritone)
Michel Dalberto (piano)


Stephan Genz and the pianist Michel Dalberto have gathered at the piano to perform Schubert’s Heine settings, known as his Swansong. This cycle, with its moving accents and mysterious atmosphere, was made up by an editor in want of a commercial success, posthumously, yet this collection of lieder shows just how skilled Schubert was.

Stephan Genz received his musical training as a member of the Thomanerchor Leipzig, as well as under Hans Joachim Beyer at the University of Music and Theatre Leipzig. He studied lieder with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf. He made his recital debut at the Wigmore Hall in London in 1997.

“From the outset we sense that Schubert's 'grim journey', as Samuel Beckett dubbed it, will be unflinchingly undertaken, devoid of self-pity... Genz's wanderer can protest and despair... But with Dalberto emphasising the percussive bleakness of Schubert's piano-writing, the abiding impression is of unsentimental, stoical resignation to his fate... For me, at least, they pass the crucial test of making Schubert's fathomless cycle a cathartic experience.” - Gramophone Magazine, January 2016 (Winterreise, Hyperion)

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