Bostridge, Ades: Schubert - Winterreise (24/96 FLAC)
Bostridge, Ades: Schubert – Winterreise (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Ian Bostridge, Thomas Adès
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Pentatone
Size: 1.2 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Schubert: Winterreise D911
01. No. 1, Gute Nacht
02. No. 2, Die Wetterfahne
03. No. 3, Gefrorne Tränen
04. No. 4, Erstarrung
05. No. 5, Der Lindenbaum
06. No. 6, Wasserflut
07. No. 7, Auf dem Flusse
08. No. 8, Rückblick
09. No. 9, Irrlicht
10. No. 10, Rast
11. No. 11, Frühlingstraum
12. No. 12, Einsamkeit
13. No. 13, Die Post
14. No. 14, Der greise Kopf
15. No. 15, Die Krähe
16. No. 16, Letzte Hoffnung
17. No. 17, Im Dorfe
18. No. 18, Der stürmische Morgen
19. No. 19, Täuschung
20. No. 20, Der Wegweiser
21. No. 21, Das Wirtshaus
22. No. 22, Mut
23. No. 23, Die Nebensonnen
24. No. 24, Der Leiermann

Fifteen years on from his first audio recording of the work, the British tenor retraces Schubert’s ‘Winter Journey’ with a new companion in an unsettling, unsentimentalised interpretation that’s underpinned by years of scholarship on both sides.

Renowned Schubert interpreter Ian Bostridge revisits Winterreise, the greatest of all song cycles, on his first PENTATONE album. Bostridge presents this masterpiece together with pianist, conductor and composer Thomas Adès, who bases his profound accompaniment on a fresh engagement with the original manuscripts. Winterreise is the epitome of Romantic melancholia, written by a composer aware of his fatal illness but at the height of his creative powers. It is the first instalment of a trilogy of PENTATONE recordings comprising the major Schubert song cycles. After Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin and Schwanengesang will follow.

Ian Bostridge is one of the most celebrated tenors and lied interpreters of his generation. Thomas Adès is best known as a composer but demonstrates his extraordinary skills as a song accompanist on his first PENTATONE recording.

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