Die schöne Müllerin - Schwanengesang - Winterreise Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees, Andreas Staier

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Label: Challenge Classics

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Christoph Prégardien, Michael Gees, Andreas Staier

Composer: Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

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  • Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828): Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25:
  • 1Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Das Wandern02:27
  • 2Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Wohin?02:27
  • 3Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Halt!01:33
  • 4Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Dansagung an den Bach02:12
  • 5Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Am Feierabend02:51
  • 6Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Der Neugierige04:19
  • 7Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Ungeduld02:51
  • 8Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Morgengruß04:09
  • 9Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Des Müllers Blumen03:26
  • 10Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Tränenregen04:32
  • 11Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Mein!02:26
  • 12Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Pause03:54
  • 13Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Mit dem grünen Lautenbande01:59
  • 14Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Der Jäger01:11
  • 15Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Eifersucht und Stolz01:46
  • 16Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Die liebe Farbe04:19
  • 17Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Die böse Farbe02:07
  • 18Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Trockne Blumen03:24
  • 19Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Der Müller und der Bach03:38
  • 20Die schöne Müllerin D 795, Op. 25: Des Baches Wiegenlied05:56
  • Herbst:
  • 21Herbst03:21
  • Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957:
  • 22Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957: Liebesbotschaft02:43
  • 23Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957: Kriegers Ahnung04:47
  • 24Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957: Frühlingssehnsucht03:44
  • 25Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957: Städchen03:21
  • 26Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957: Aufenthalt02:42
  • 27Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957: In der Ferne06:34
  • 28Schwanengesang Nr. I-VII, D 957: Abschied04:12
  • Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957:
  • 29Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957: Der Atlas02:08
  • 30Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957: Ihr Bild02:44
  • 31Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957: Das Fischermädchen01:56
  • 32Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957: Die Stadt02:20
  • 33Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957: Am Meer04:03
  • 34Schwanengesang Nr. VIII - XIII D 957: Der Doppelgänger04:09
  • Songs after Seidl :
  • 35Songs after Seidl : Die Taubenpost, D 965 A03:27
  • 36Songs after Seidl : Sehnsucht, D 87902:22
  • 37Songs after Seidl : Am Fenster, D 87803:45
  • 38Songs after Seidl : Bei dir allein, D 86601:56
  • 39Songs after Seidl : Der Wanderer an der Mond, D 87002:17
  • 40Songs after Seidl : Das Zugenglöcklein, D 87104:18
  • 41Songs after Seidl : Im Freien, D 88004:51
  • Winterreise op. 89, D. 911:
  • 42Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Gute Nacht05:34
  • 43Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Die Wetterfahne01:43
  • 44Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Gefrorne Tränen02:13
  • 45Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Erstarrung02:56
  • 46Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Der Lindenbaum04:42
  • 47Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Wasserflut03:41
  • 48Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Auf dem Flusse03:25
  • 49Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Rückblick02:12
  • 50Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Irrlicht02:39
  • 51Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Rast03:25
  • 52Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Frühlingstraum04:14
  • 53Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Einsamkeit02:56
  • 54Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Die Post02:22
  • 55Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Der greise Kopf02:35
  • 56Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Die Krähe01:57
  • 57Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Letzte Hoffnung02:08
  • 58Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Im Dorfe02:53
  • 59Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Der stürmische Morgen00:50
  • 60Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Täuschung01:18
  • 61Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Der Wegweiser04:01
  • 62Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Das Wirtshaus04:54
  • 63Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Mut01:20
  • 64Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Die Nebensonnen02:30
  • 65Winterreise op. 89, D. 911: Der Leiermann04:00
  • Total Runtime03:23:35

Info for Die schöne Müllerin - Schwanengesang - Winterreise

Is this an hommage to Schubert? Or just to a leading Lieder tenor of our time? Probably this box is both and it represents a clear reference for anyone who is a seasoned Lieder lover or a neophyte wanting to approach this genre.

I don’t say anything new when I state that the three Schubert’s Lieder cycles are the the pinnacle in the history of the art song. Not by chance any serious male singer wants to record at least one of these masterpieces.

Christoph Prégardien has been through the last two decades one of the most important and interesting voices confronting this engaging repertoire. He has taken an innovative approach in the hystory of interpretation, a way of singing that is linked to his consolidated experience as a Baroque tenor.

The three album originally issued met with the unanimous acclaim from critics and consumers. They immediately turned up to be reference versions of each cycle.

So, this box comes as the discographic crowning achievement of Prégardien’s career and it is easy to predict it will be the reference version of one of human history highest musical moments: Schubert’s most complex and most beloved output in the Lieder medium.

"Die Schöne Müllerin": Prégardien, 2008 vintage, definitely joins the tenor Schöne Müllerin shortlist. (Gramophone)

"Die Schwanengesang": ‘While it is absurd to speak of an outright “winner” in such a crowded field, Prégardien and the ever-illuminating Staier join Schreier, Fischer-Dieskau and Brigitte Fassbneder on my roster of indispensable Schwanengesang recordings.’ (Gramophone)

Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Michael Gees, piano
Andreas Staier, piano

Christoph Prégardien
Precise vocal control, clear diction, intelligent musicality and an ability to get to the heart of everything he sings all ensure Christoph Prégardien’s place among the world’s foremost lyric tenors. Especially revered as a Lieder singer, he kicks off the 2019/2020 season with concerts at the Schubertiade Hohenems and the Oxford Lieder Festival. He then performs in the US on tour with pianist Julius Drake, before the pair give joint recitals at London's Wigmore Hall and in Madrid. In the spring he will tour with Le Concert Lorrain, followed by recitals in Hong Kong with Roger Vignoles and in Zurich with Hartmut Höll and Udo Samel, among others, with additional appearances at the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele and at the Konserthuset in Stockholm.

Christoph Prégardien regularly appears with renowned orchestras the world over. He has worked with the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, as well as the Boston and San Francisco Symphonies, along with conductors such as Barenboim, Metzmacher and Thielemann. His wide orchestral repertoire includes the great baroque, classical and Romantic oratorios and passions, as well as works from the 17th and 20th centuries. In opera, his roles have included, among others, Tamino, Almaviva, Fenton (Falstaff), Don Ottavio, Titus, Ulisse and Idomeneo.

His extensive experience singing the Evangelist roles, together with his close working relationship with conductors such as Nagano, Chailly, Herreweghe, Harnoncourt, Luisi and Gardiner have provided him with the perfect basis for his increasing work conducting the works of Bach. Following the success of his conducting debut in 2012, leading Le Concert Lorrain and the Nederlands Kammerkoor in Bach’s St. John’s Passion, he has also become in-demand as a conductor of this repertoire. In 2015 he led Le Concert Lorrain and the Balthasar-Neumann Choir, this time in the St. Matthew’s Passion, and in the following years returned to lead Le Concert Lorrain and the Dresdner Kammerchor on tour with Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. In 2019 he made his debut leading a symphony orchestra, conducting the Duisburg Philharmonic in works including Mozart’s Requiem, and also led the Collegium Vocale Gent at a celebration concert for Philippe Herreweghe’s 70th birthday; together with the ensemble he will take part in a major European tour of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in December.

The singer has recorded much of his repertoire on a discography of over 150 records, which have received awards such as the Orphée d’Or of the Académie du Disque Lyrique, the Edison Award, the Cannes Classical Award and the Diapason d’Or. For the label Challenge Classics he has recorded Schubert’s Schwanengesang with Andreas Staier and Die schöne Müllerin with Michael Gees – selected as Editor’s Choice by Gramophone magazine and awarded the MIDEM Record of the Year – followed by Hugo Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch with Julia Kleiter, Between Life and Death, Wanderer and the Grammy-nominated Winterreise disc – all with Michael Gees – as well as Father and Son with his son Julian Prégardien. His Schubert CD Poetisches Tagebuch (with Julius Drake) was awarded the German Critics’ Award 2016. His most recent CD releases include A Matter of Heart – songs for voice, horn and piano with Olivier Darbellay and Michael Gees – as well as a recording of passion cantatas by Telemann and Bach with the Vox Orchester for Sony (where he appears as a baritone for the first time), along with Auf den Flügeln des Gesanges with Cyprien Katsaris for Challenge, featuring Romantic songs and their piano transcriptions. In autumn 2019, also for Challenge, a new recording of Schumann's Dichterliebe and Wagner's Wesendonck Liedern (with Michael Gees) will be released.

Teaching remains an important part of Christoph Prégardien’s musical life. Following many years at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Zurich, he gives masterclasses for young singers the world over and since 2004 has been a professor at the Academy of Music in Cologne.

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