ArticleNr. SWR19012CD | 1 CD | 72 min | Booklet language englisch
Tr. 1 Franz Schubert: Die Winterreise op. 89 No. 1-24 D 911
vLike many artists with an extensive repertoire, Hermann Prey had a particular piece that was a musical constant throughout his career – Schubert’s “Winterreise”. From 1952 until his death 46 years later, this song cycle figured frequently in his performances and in his memoirs. Looking back, Prey wrote: “I experienced it again and again. “Winterreise” affected me so strongly that it cannot be compared with anything else I have experienced on stage.”
This live recording from a concert at Schwetzingen Palace is a wonderful example of Hermann Prey’s touching interpretation of “Winterreise”, and listening to him sing this wonderful work never fails to be a moving experience.