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Schubert: Die Winterreise / Fischer-Dieskau, Demus


Release Date: 02/13/1996 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 447421   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauJörg Demus
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 11 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, among the greatest exponents of this haunting song cycle, recorded seven versions over four decades: with Gerald Moore (1955 HMV, 1963 HMV, and 1972 DG,) and with Jörg Demus (1966, DG), Daniel Barenboim (1980, DG), Alfred Brendel (1986, Philips) and Murray Perahia (1992, Sony Classical). This recording of the 1965 recital with Jorg Demus, now available within The Originals series, grew much in demand over the years, prompting Gramophone and many listeners to request that DG reissue it. The CD was released in 1996.

[Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau has] "notably fined down some dramatic outbursts and eliminated some unnecessary verbal pointmaking, but still presented a more virile, if tragic, figure
Read more than Hotter or Souzay, and, more recently Pears, gave us. He has now gone further in these directions, but the differences are so slight or subtle as to make it impossible to list them except by giving chapter and verse for each one." - Gramophone [1966]

"There is much to admire in Jörg Demus’s playing..." - Gramophone [1966]

"Interestingly of all of F-D's commercial recordings of Winterreise, this is the one which was "upgraded" by a later generation of critics, receiving warm praise from John Warrack, Alan Blyth and John Steane." - Gramophone [19 April, 2011]
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Works on This Recording

1. Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1965 
Venue:  UFA-Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 71 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Winterreise, D.911: 1. Gute Nacht
Winterreise, D.911: 2. Die Wetterfahne
Winterreise, D.911: 3. Gefrorne Tränen
Winterreise, D.911: 4. Erstarrung
Winterreise, D.911: 5. Der Lindenbaum
Winterreise, D.911: 6. Wasserflut
Winterreise, D.911: 7. Auf dem Flusse
Winterreise, D.911: 8. Rückblick
Winterreise, D.911: 9. Irrlicht
Winterreise, D.911: 10. Rast
Winterreise, D.911: 11. Frühlingstraum
Winterreise, D.911: 12. Einsamkeit
Winterreise, D.911: 13. Die Post
Winterreise, D.911: 14. Der greise Kopf
Winterreise, D.911: 15. Die Krähe
Winterreise, D.911: 16. Letzte Hoffnung
Winterreise, D.911: 17. Im Dorfe
Winterreise, D.911: 18. Der stürmische Morgen
Winterreise, D.911: 19. Täuschung
Winterreise, D.911: 20. Der Wegweiser
Winterreise, D.911: 21. Das Wirtshaus
Winterreise, D.911: 22. Mut
Winterreise, D.911: 23. Die Nebensonnen
Winterreise, D.911: 24. Der Leiermann

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 It is not a Winterreise! August 7, 2012 By L. Labra (Oakland, CA) See All My Reviews "Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Demus fills you with warmth and beautiful sounds making this cycle of songs a sojourn of a different season. I can't find, as it often happens with music, words to describe this recording." Report Abuse
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