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Schubert: Winterreise / Alice Coote, Julius Drake

Schubert / Coote,Alice / Drake,Julius
Release Date: 04/09/2013 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 57   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alice CooteJulius Drake
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

British mezzo-soprano Alice Coote is acclaimed around the world for her commanding performances in opera, concert and recital, in repertoire spanning from the Baroque to contemporary music. A regular favourite at Wigmore Hall, she returned with Julius Drake in February 2012 to record Schubert’s 'Winterreise'. Traditionally performed by a male singer, this song cycle is celebrated internationally at the pinnacle of the German Lieder tradition. Offering fresh insight, and a unique perspective on the poetry, Coote unravelled this story with raw vulnerability as her heartfelt portrayal of emotional turmoil and destruction proved spectacularly engaging. With pianist Julius Drake expertly setting the tone from the outset, Coote took a Read more kaleidoscope look at love, as she wholeheartedly plunged herself in the devastating story. At times emotionally overwhelming, her subtlety of expression unreservedly expressed a harrowing sense of rejection and loneliness. Truly taking the listener on a journey through the 24 poems, this landmark recording promises to be a must-have for any lover of song. Read less

Works on This Recording

Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alice Coote (Mezzo Soprano), Julius Drake (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 

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