A supreme monument of the lied repertoire. Winterreise, composed in 1827, is the embodiment of Romanticism in music, the ultimate expression of 'Sehnsucht', that existential longing which haunts the creations of this artistic movement in all its forms. This 'winter journey' presented by Werner Güra and Christoph Berner is also a journey in time, using a Rönisch fortepiano.
"The world is not exactly bereft of excellent Die schöne Müllerin recordings. Yet there's always room for one as masterful and communicative as Werner Güra's splendid traversal of Schubert's beloved song cycle. The tenor imparts a specific character to each of the songs and manages to create variety and dramatic tension withinRead more their strophic parameters without a trace of affectation or self-consciousness. The rippling waters of Wohin?, for instance, ebb and flow in a refreshingly off-handed manner, and Güra's ringing impetuosity galvanizes quicker songs like Am Feierabend and Der Jäger. At the same time, his lilting sotto voce creates an otherworldly effect in Der Neugierige, Morgengruss, and Der Müller und der Bach." -- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com [reviewing Werner Güra's recording of Die schöne Müllerin] Read less
Works on This Recording
Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89by Franz Schubert
Werner Güra (Tenor),
Christoph Berner (Piano)
Period: Romantic Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria