Winterreise as you might never have imagined it! This new version of Schubert’s integrated cycle of 24 songs on poems by Wilhelm Müller, while remaining faithful to the original text, unhitches it from its era and makes it nearly a work of today.
In this recording, the colours inherent in Schubert’s piano score grow naturally into the unique combination of the wind quintet Pentaèdre and Joseph Petric’s accordion, and the expressiveness of Schubert’s melodies provide a perfect vehicle for Christoph Prégardien’s mature artistry. Prégardien is one the world’s foremost lyric tenors. He brings the insights of a brilliant career in Early Music to Schubert’s great masterpiece. Pentaèdre brings impeccable musicianship and a sense of theatricality to re-imaginings of great classics. Joseph Petric has made stretching perceptions of the accordion his life’s work, not only with virtuoso performances of works borrowed from other instruments, but with a long list of commissions for new works from today’s great composers.
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