Schubert: Schwanengesang / Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange

Schubert: Schwanengesang / Brahms: Vier Ernste Gesange

by Thomas Quasthoff
     
 
Mr. Quasthoff has a gorgeous, rich voice and a visceral connection to music and words; as you listen to him channel the "Schwanengesang," doors seem to open in your head. His reading of Brahms's "Four Serious Songs" is pretty fine, but the Schubert is in a class by itself.

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Mr. Quasthoff has a gorgeous, rich voice and a visceral connection to music and words; as you listen to him channel the "Schwanengesang," doors seem to open in your head. His reading of Brahms's "Four Serious Songs" is pretty fine, but the Schubert is in a class by itself.

Editorial Reviews

Gramophone - Alan Blyth
With his well-nigh perfect technique, Quasthoff produces his tone throughout the registers with no audible strain, evenly, unfettered. Then his speeds always seem the just ones, phrasing is seamless and long-breathed, the emotions projected from, as it were, within the musical arch he creates... Anyone who wants this discerningly chosen match of works need not hesitate.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/14/2001
Label:
Deutsche Grammophon
UPC:
0028947103028
catalogNumber:
471030

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  1. Schwanengesang (Swan Song), song cycle for voice & piano, D. 957  - Franz Schubert  - Thomas Quasthoff  - Justus Zeyen  - Nikolaus Boddin  - Heinrich Heine  - Ludwig Rellstab  - Richard Evidon
  2. Vier ernste Gesänge (4), for voice & piano (Four Serious Songs), Op. 121  - Johannes Brahms  - Thomas Quasthoff  - Justus Zeyen  - Nikolaus Boddin  - Richard Evidon

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