We are proud to announce that the outstanding recording of Winterreise by Christoph Prégardien and Michael Gees was nominated for the 56th Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Solo!
You can watch the trailer by clicking on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-7BLF0uKJ4
Prégardien and Gees have performed Winterreise numerous times together and Prégardien has released Winterreise before with Andreas Staier on fortepiano in 1996. The release won multiple awards. Nonetheless, this new release of Winterreise adds in many ways to this former release. Prégardien’s vision on Winterreise changed from more melancholic to a piece that is about a big step in life, an new beginning. In addition, pianist Michael Gees, who plays on a standard Steinway piano, enhances this with his imaginative way of playing which makes the piece colorful. The combination of the visions of these two musicians led to a newly created, unique version; a third way of Winterreise arose. Winterreise is available on CD recorded in surroundsound, but also on a movie (DVD and Blu-ray). A documentary is added as a bonus with interviews with Prégardien and Gees, also containing behind the scenes footage.
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