Klaus Mertens / Tini Mathot

Die Winterreise

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Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917215229
Catnr: CC 72152
Release date: 21 November 2005
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Challenge Classics
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0608917215229
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CC 72152
Release date
21 November 2005
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About the album

Of his output of over 600 songs that Schubert wrote, the two last and most important are the songcycles Die Schone Mullerin and die Winterreise, both written on poems by Wilhelm Muller. In early 1827 Schubert discovered in a magazine the cycle of twelve poems called "die Winterreise" and set them to music. When this was published the year after, Müller already died and probably never knew that his cycle of poems had been set to music by a certai Schubert, who was still alive and heard that Mœller had completed his cycle with another 12 poems. So he decided to set the new poems to music as well. He identified himself very much with this "cycle of frightful Lieder" as he called it. He never saw his mastewrwork published, as his own life journey finished shortly afterwards. Klaus Mertens manages to render this drama to its full extent, and a Rosenberger fortepiano is under the hands of Tini Mathot the most beautiful vehicle to bring this melancholy to sound.
Expressieve uitvoering van een beroemde liedcyclus
Van de meer dan 600 liederen die Schubert schreef, behoren de liedcycli Die Schone Mullerin en Die Winterreise tot de laatste en meest belangrijkste.

Begin 1827 ontdekte Schubert in een almanak een cyclus van twaalf gedichten van Wilhelm Muller, met als titel Die Winterreise. Schubert componeerde muziek bij de gedichten, die een jaar later gepubliceerd werd. Muller was toen al overleden, en wist waarschijnlijk niet dat zijn gedichten op muziek waren gezet door Schubert. Die had inmiddels gehoord dat Muller nog twaalf extra gedichten had geschreven om de cyclus compleet te maken, en componeerde ook muziek voor de nieuwe gedichten.

Schubert werd gefascineerd door het verlangen naar de dood, een thema dat als een rode draad door Die Winterreise heen loopt. Hij identificeerde zichzelf met deze "cyclus van angstaanjagende liederen", zoals hij het zelf noemde. Schubert leefde niet lang genoeg om de publicatie van de complete cyclus mee te maken. Zijn reis was voorbij.

Klaus Mertens en Tini Mathot gingen de uitdaging aan om Der Winterreise uit te voeren, met steun van Ton Koopman. Hun wens om de cyclus op te nemen werd groter toen ze de liederen speelden op de fortepiano van Mathot. Het is Mertens gelukt om dit drama in zijn volle omvang uit te voeren, en de Rosenberger fortepiano van Mathot is hiervoor het mooiste instrument om de melancholie te verklanken.

Artist(s)

Tini Mathot
Tini Mathot was born in Amsterdam. She studied piano and harpsichord at the Sweelinck Conservatory in her native town.
She works in tight collaboration with her husband (and former teacher) Ton Koopman with whom she regularly performs in concert halls all over the world. Their repertoire for either two harpsichords, harpsichord and pianoforte, harpsichord and organ or two organs, ranges from well-known to rediscovered unknown works.

Tini Mathot plays regularly as a soloist, continuoplayer or accompanist. She is a founding member of the Corelli Ensemble, together with recorder player Reine-Marie Verhagen. Her recording of Haydn trios together with Jaap ter Linden and Andrew Manze was awarded a Diapason d’Or.
In a 2005 recording she accompanied baritone Klaus Mertens in Schubert’s Winterreise, playing an original Rosenberger fortepiano. On her most recent CD she plays both organ and harpsichord, performing J.S. Bach’s triosonatas together with Reine-Marie Verhagen (recorder).

As recording producer for Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir and other leading ensembles she has produced numerous records for Erato, Teldec, Antoine Marchand / Challenge Classiscs and other labels.

Tini Mathot is professor of harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory The Hague.

Klaus Mertens

Born in Kleve, Germany, Klaus Mertens began his im- pressive career both at home and abroad immediately after graduation, having worked with renowned „early music“ specialists such as Ton Koopman, Frans Brüg- gen, Nicholas McGegan, Philippe Herreweghe, Gus- tav Leonhardt, Nikolaus Harnoncourt; as well as great conductors of classical repertoire such as Gary Bertini, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Roger Norrington, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Jun Märkl, Kent Nagano, Hans Vonk, Kenneth Montgomery, Ivan Fischer, Andris Nelsons and many others.

Klaus Mertens has successfully worked with famous orchestras over the world, such as the great orchestras in Berlin including Berliner Philharmoniker, Gewand- haus-Orchester Leipzig, Dresdner Philharmonie, Con- certgebouw-Orchester Amsterdam, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra; as well as baroque orchestras such as Amsterdam Baroque Or- chestra and various chamber music ensembles.

He is also a celebrated guest at important festivals throughout the world.
Klaus Mertens is one of the most sought-after inter- preters of baroque oratorio repertoire, and has recor- ded great vocal works of J. S. Bach with many different conductors. The recording of all Bach cantatas with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra initiated by Ton Ko- opman finished in October 2003. This project, which took 10 years and included concert tours throughout Europe, America and Japan, marked a highlight in his carrier; he is the first and only singer to have sung all of Bach’s vocal works for a complete CD recording series as well as in concerts.
However, Klaus Mertens is equally devoted to perfor- ming chamber music and Lieder. His repertoire expands from Monteverdi to contemporary composers, inclu- ding some that were written especially for him. He is also committed to discovering and revitalizing hitherto unheard music.

A discography of 175 CDs and DVDs along with radio and television broadcasts testifies to Klaus Mertens‘ competence as a versatile singer.

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01.
Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Gute Nacht
06:14
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Die Wetterfahne
03:14
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Gefrorne Tränen
03:55
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Erstarrung
03:11
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Der Lindenbaum
02:31
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Wasserflut
03:08
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Auf dem Flusse
01:45
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Rückblick
02:28
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Irrlicht
03:37
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Rast
00:58
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Frühlingstraum
01:31
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Erster Teil: Einsamkeit
01:46
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Die Post
04:14
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Der greise Kopf
04:25
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Die Krähe
01:39
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Letzte Hoffnung
02:21
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Im Dorfe
03:36
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Der stürmische Morgen
02:20
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Täuschung
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Der Wegweiser
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Das Wirtshaus
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Mut
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Die Nebensonnen
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Die Winterreise D. 911 / Op. 89 - Zweiter Teil: Der LeiermannD
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