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Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin / Fischer-Dieskau, Schiff

Schubert / Fischer-dieskau / Schiff
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107269  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-DieskauAndrás Schiff
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
András Schiff, piano

Recorded live at the Montforthaus, Feldkirch, 20 June 1991

- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in conversation with Franz Zoglauer, Schubertiade 1985

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 83 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 5)

In 1991, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau finally agreed to perform Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin at the Feldkirch Schubertiade - he had not sung the song-cycle in public for twenty years. The great
Read more baritone belonged to the innermost circle of artists who give this unique, Austrian festival of chamber music its distinctive character. He had performed Schubert there on many occasions, but never Die Schöne Müllerin. The pianist András Schiff was another long-standing member of the inner circle, but this was the artists’ first collaboration in Feldkirch—and so Austrian Television (ORF) recorded the concert. The documentary importance of this film was enhanced by Fischer-Dieskau’s retirement from public performance two years later.

Also included on this DVD is an interview of Fischer-Dieskau with Franz Zoglauer at the 1985 Schubertiade in which the singer speaks of his affinity to Schubert and the composer’s influence on the whole Lieder repertoire. With regard to his many recordings, Fischer-Dieskau declares that he has always considered these as “snapshots” of a particular situation and never as definitive statements on the repertory. He states that an interpretation should always be able to react to the surrounding situation, the accompanist and the audience and that, to keep a composition alive and meaningful, a performer must always be ready to approach a work afresh.
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Works on This Recording

Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/20/1991 
Venue:  Montforthaus, Feldkirch 

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