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Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin / Schreier, Ragossnig


Release Date: 07/08/2008 
Label:  Berlin Classics   Catalog #: 32822   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter SchreierKonrad Ragossnig
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is well worth hearing for the performance, for the singer, for the accompanist, and for the alternative transcription.

Schubert's Die schöne Müllerin accompanied by a guitar!?! It's not as crazy as it sounds. Schubert's figurations for the piano fit well on a guitar, so it's not really a question of adjusting and adopting piano sonorities for a guitar. More importantly, the songs themselves gain a lot by being accompanied on a guitar: they sound more improvised, more relaxed, and more part of the music of the peasant folk than the music of the cultured elite. Although no one would suggest replacing the piano-accompanied Müllerin with a guitar-accompanied Müllerin, it does make sense and it does
Read more sound beautiful. It sounds especially beautiful in this performance by tenor Peter Schreier with guitarist Konrad Ragossnig. When this recording was made in 1982, Schreier was at his peak as a singer: light, strong, deeply soulful, and exquisitely sensitive, an ideal protagonist for Die schöne Müllerin. Ragossnig is a superb guitarist with an agile technique and a complete command of tonal colors. Plus, he is a superb accompanist. He's with Schreier in the exaltation of Mein!, with him in the anger of Der Jäger, with him in the despair of Trockne Blumen, and with him, consolingly and compassionately, in the final Des Baches Wiegenlied. This is well worth hearing for the performance, for the singer, for the accompanist, and for the alternative transcription.

- James Leonard, All Music Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Konrad Ragossnig (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 1. Das Wandern
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 2. Wohin?
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 3. Halt!
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 4. Danksagung an den Bach
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 5. Am Feierabend
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 6. Der Neugierige
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 7. Ungeduld
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 8. Morgengruss
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 9. Des Mullers Blumen
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 10. Tranenregen
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 11. Mein!
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 12. Pause
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 13. Mit dem grunen Lautenbande
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 14. Der Jager
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 15. Eifersucht und Stolz
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 16. Die liebe Farbe
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 17. Die bose Farbe
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 18. Trockne Blumen
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 19. Der Muller und der Bach
Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795 (arr. K. Ragossnig and J. Duarte): No. 20. Des Baches Wiegenlied

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Treasure! October 26, 2013 By Barron H. (Austin, TX) See All My Reviews "I first heard this recording years ago on a cassette. I knew the songs and have always loved Peter Schreier. But to hear them done with the guitar instead of piano is a wonderful treat indeed. Konrad Ragossnig is no slouch, and the guitar transcriptions loses none of the richness of the piano original. The song cycle's own pastoral nature almost demand a more folk instrument, especially since many of Schubert's songs made their way into the canon of Austrian and German folk song and are widely known by even the simplest folk in those countries. Peter Schreier is in his prime, and the recorded sound is perfect. I am so grateful this has been preserved on CD and is available on Akiv!!" Report Abuse
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