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Die Schone Mullerin
Schubert, Holzmair, Cooper
Die Schone Mullerin
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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"A story in song" is how Wolfgang Holzmair describes Schubert's first cycle, and indeed his performance creates a deeply moving narrative not only of external events but of internal change. He is mightily abetted by Imogen...  more »

      
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All Artists: Schubert, Holzmair, Cooper
Title: Die Schone Mullerin
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Philips
Release Date: 6/15/1999
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028945658124

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"A story in song" is how Wolfgang Holzmair describes Schubert's first cycle, and indeed his performance creates a deeply moving narrative not only of external events but of internal change. He is mightily abetted by Imogene Cooper, a wonderful pianist who combines empathetic collaboration with a strong personality of her own. In the first song, they vividly suggest the deliberate gait and carefree spirit of a simple country lad in search of work at a mill. However, as his heart--and his poetic imagination--is set afire by the miller's daughter, and his naiveté gradually gives way to tenderness, yearning, ardor, hope, and, finally, anguish and despair, the performers make the transformation entirely believable. Holzmair's technique and diction are superb; his voice is singularly pure, beautiful, and expressive, and he uses its enormous range of color with great subtlety to give these predominantly strophic songs an extraordinary variety of nuance and inflection. With meticulous respect for the words as well as Schubert's instructions, and without resorting to word painting, he evokes the miller lad's reactions to his outward and inward experience in all their gradations of emotional intensity. --Edith Eisler
 

CD Reviews

Schubert: Die schone Mullerein D75
Marie | Greensberg, PA USA | 12/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Schubert was tapping into a window to heaven when he composed these art songs. The singing and the piano interpretation on this recording is excellent and will, quite likely fill the listener's soul with an etherial substance not often found on this earth. This is a beautiful and valuable collection."