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Schubert: Winterreise / Reuter, Copenhagen String Quartet

Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Danacord   Catalog #: 759  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Johan Reuter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Danish baritone Johan Reuter often sings leading roles at the New York Metropolitan Opera and is in high demand all over the world. He also loves the lied repertoire, however, and the work closest to his heart is the Schubert song cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey). For this new release, he wanted to record it not with the usual piano accompanist, but in an arrangement for string quartet. Richard Krug from the Copenhagen String Quartet made this highly idiomatic transcription of the piano part and the result is deeper, more moving and with full sound than in the original. This is truly a unique experience. Johan Reuter studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Academy of the Royal Theatre in his hometown of Copenhagen. He frequented Read more masterclasses of Ernst Haefliger, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson and Richard Trimborn. Since 1996 he has been a soloist of the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, where he sings a large repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

Winterreise, D 911/Op. 89 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Johan Reuter (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 

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