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Schubert: Die Schöne Müllerin / Holzmair, Cooper

Release Date: 06/15/1999 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 456581   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wolfgang HolzmairImogen Cooper
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

From its opening notes, this disc promises an engaging listen. Wolfgang Holzmair and Imogen Cooper have Schubert's idiom well in voice and hands, respectively, and capture Wilhelm Müller's youth setting out in "Das Wandern" to perfection. Like their 'Winterreise,' this is a listening experience to savor.
Holzmair's bright, youthful tone is highly appropriate for the opening songs of the cycle as the youth's wandering begins and he comes to the brook which leads him to a mill and the mill-maiden (the scöhne Müllerin of the title). Rejected by her in favor of the huntsman the tone shifts to darker colors as the cycle progresses, and Holzmair and Cooper match that gradual change in their performance. There are minor slips of vocal technique
Read more and diction, but these cannot mar the fact that this is as sensitive a performance of one of Schubert's masterworks as can be found on disc. Read less

Works on This Recording

Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Imogen Cooper (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1997 
Venue:  Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 66 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: German 

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