About the album
Schubert's "Winterreise" is one of the most famous song cycles that exist in classical music and musicians take it up again and again because of its beauty, sorrow and depth. It is about life itself and which performer does not want to give his or her opinion on life? Both tenor Christoph Prégardien and pianist Michael Gees have their own vision on the cycle. Playing together, a third view develops, combining their two visions into an exciting interpretation of Winterreise.
In this production the music lover has more ways than one to enjoy this Lieder cycle to the fullest. This Bluray edition gives you the possibility to watch Winterreise on film as recorded in the studio. This is done in a beautiful manner with close-ups so we can see the expressions on the faces of the musicians and makes for an intense musical experience. It also includes documentary: Winterreise, Der dritte Weg (The Third Way) with interviews with Prégardien and Gees and behind-the-scenes footage of the studio recording process.
The Bluray edition includes a bonus CD!
This production is also available on DVD (region-free) and on Hybrid Super Audio (with book).
11Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Gute Nacht
12Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Die Wetterfahne
13Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Gefrorene Tränen
14Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Erstarrung
15Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Der Lindenbaum
16Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Wasserflut
17Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Auf dem Flusse
18Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Rückblick
19Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Irrlicht
110Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Rast
111Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Frühlingstraum
112Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Einsamkeit
113Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Die Post
114Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Der greise Kopf
115Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Die Krähe
116Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Letzte Hoffnung
117Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Im Dorfe
118Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Der stürmische Morgen
119Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Täuschung
120Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Der Wegweiser
121Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Das Wirtshaus
122Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Mut
123Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Die Nebensonnen
124Winterreise Op. 89, D. 911 Der Leiermann
Sound: Stereo (PCM), Surround (DTS Master)
Screen: Full screen 1920x1080i
Aspect Ratio: 16x9
Rating: not rated
Language: German, Dutch
Closed Captioning: Yes (German)
Subtitled: Yes (English, German, French)
Run Time: 71 min (Winterreise performance) + 21 min (documentary)
We are very happy and proud that tenor Christoph Prégardien and Michael Gees are nominated in the category 'Vocal soloist' for an Edison Klassiek 2020 Award! The jury report says: "Tenor Christoph Prégardien is over sixty years old, but his voice sounds fit, nimble and beautiful. The Wesendonck-Lieder by Wagner are a 'university' level program within art song. Prégardien and his regular duo partner Gees take away any doubts about that ...