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Peter Mattei sings Schubert’s Winterreise

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Catalogue numberBIS-2444 SACD
Release date2019-09-06
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time68:35

Peter Mattei has won great acclaim as a singer with unusual dramatic gifts, appearing on the world’s leading stages in complex operatic roles such as Don Giovanni, Billy Budd and Eugene Onegin. On the present disc he takes on a no less complex character in the Lieder canon: the traveller in Schubert’s Winterreise. In this cycle, Schubert returned to the poet Wilhelm Müller, whose poems he had set some years earlier, in his other great song cycle, Die schöne Müllerin. Müller’s texts revolve around a young man who after being rejected leaves his village and heads into the desolate, snowy countryside. In the course of the cycle he experiences loss and an aching loneliness interrupted by fleeting glimpses of hope, but ultimately the landscape through which he is moving is coloured by alienation and despair.

Müller died thirty-two years old in 1827, the very year in which Winterreise was composed – and Schubert himself died the following year, still making revisions to the last of the songs while on his deathbed. When Schubert invited his closest friends to a gathering in order to listen to the cycle he called the songs ‘gruesome’, and according to one witness the audience was shocked by their sombre mood. In this recording, Mattei brings all his interpretive skills to bear. He is supported by the piano of Lars David Nilsson, which reinforces the different moods and characters of the twenty-four songs and often assumes the role of a narrator, alongside the singer.
 
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  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Winterreise, D 911 68:55
01 Gute Nacht 05:37 $ 1.35 USD
02 Die Wetterfahne 01:38 $ 0.39 USD
03 Gefrorne Tränen 02:21 $ 0.56 USD
04 Erstarrung 02:50 $ 0.68 USD
05 Der Lindenbaum 04:47 $ 1.15 USD
06 Wasserflut 04:08 $ 0.99 USD
07 Auf dem Flusse 03:11 $ 0.76 USD
08 Rückblick 02:06 $ 0.50 USD
09 Irrlicht 02:41 $ 0.64 USD
10 Rast 02:59 $ 0.72 USD
11 Frühlingstraum 03:48 $ 0.91 USD
12 Einsamkeit 02:35 $ 0.62 USD
13 Die Post 01:59 $ 0.48 USD
14 Der greise Kopf 02:57 $ 0.71 USD
15 Die Krähe 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
16 Letzte Hoffnung 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
17 Im Dorfe 03:03 $ 0.73 USD
18 Der stürmische Morgen 00:52 $ 0.21 USD
19 Täuschung 01:16 $ 0.30 USD
20 Der Wegweiser 04:03 $ 0.97 USD
21 Das Wirtshaus 04:06 $ 0.98 USD
22 Mut! 01:16 $ 0.30 USD
23 Die Nebensonnen 02:41 $ 0.64 USD
24 Der Leiermann 03:55 $ 0.94 USD
 
  Album total 68:35
ComposerSchubert, Franz
PerformerMattei, Peter
PianoNilsson, Lars David

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