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Schubert: Winterreise / Sly, Chimera Project


Release Date: 05/03/2019 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: AN29138  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Philippe Sly
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chimera Project
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For this new album, Philippe Sly and the Chimera Project revisit Schubert's ultimate masterpiece, Winterreise, and offer a captivating version of the story of a wanderer who embarks on a journey through a winter landscape. From Schubert’s score, only the vocal part remains intact and bass-baritone Philippe Sly’s reading of it is touching and impressive. The piano part is replaced by the Chimera Project, an ensemble that comprises of trombone, violin, accordion, clarinet and a hurdy-gurdy. This delightful instrumentation brings this great work into musical territories that are both familiar and foreign. The result is an exceptional album. French-Canadian bass-baritone Philippe Sly is already gaining international notoriety for his Read more “beautiful, blooming tone and magnetic stage presence” (San Francisco Chronicle). Mr. Sly is the first prize winner of the prestigious Concours Musical International de Montréal and a grand prize winner Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions singing the varied repertoire of Mozart, Bach, Handel, Stravinsky and Wagner. Recently, he was awarded Concert of the Year in Romantic, Post-Romantic and Impressionist Music at the 16th annual ceremony of the Prix Opus in Québec. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Philippe Sly (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chimera Project
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 

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