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Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911

Paolo Giacometti, Thomas Oliemans


SKU: 42119

Year of release: 2019

Winterreise, D. 911 71:25
1. Gute Nacht Schubert 05:27
2. Die Wetterfahne Schubert 01:53
3. Gefrorne Tränen Schubert 02:30
4. Erstarrung Schubert 02:49
5. Der Lindenbaum Schubert 04:25
6. Wasserflut Schubert 04:13
7. Auf dem Flusse Schubert 03:34
8. Rückblick Schubert 02:10
9. Irrlicht Schubert 02:43
10. Rast Schubert 03:08
11. Frühlingstraum Schubert 04:06
12. Einsamkeit Schubert 03:10
13. Die Post Schubert 02:19
14. Der greise Kopf Schubert 02:59
15. Die Krähe Schubert 02:09
16. Letzte Hoffnung Schubert 02:28
17. Im Dorfe Schubert 03:19
18. Der stürmische Morgen Schubert 00:53
19. Täuschung Schubert 01:34
20. Der Wegweiser Schubert 03:26
21. Das Wirtshaus Schubert 04:20
22. Mut! Schubert 01:25
23. Die Nebensonnen Schubert 02:43
24. Der Leiermann Schubert 03:32
Total time: 71:25

About this album

Thomas Oliemans, baritone
Paolo Giacometti, piano

Schubert: Winterreise D. 911

On their second duo album, baritone Thomas Oliemans and pianist Paolo Giacometti record the most celebrated of all Lied repertoire: Franz Schubert’s Winterreise.

“When I was a child, a number of volumes in my father’s bookcase, too thick and doubtlessly too difficult for me, already exercised an irresistible attraction. They cried out to me from the shelf: intriguing titles which promised a magic mountain, something about a hundred years, loneliness and searching for lost time. I started to read many of them too early, I got through some with goose flesh, while others forced me to throw in the towel in despair.

In music I had a predilection for heavy symphonies, huge gestures and extensive forms, and I hunted down repertoire and sound worlds that were new to me. (…) In my hunger to discover repertoire as yet unknown to me, one day I came across ‘Winterreise’ in the first volume of the Peters edition of Schubert songs. The title intrigued me straightaway, just as much as those books, but it seemed equally unapproachable. (…) As each year passes it has become a work to turn back to again, to measure myself against, to immerse myself in; what is more, as soon as thehurdy-gurdy man has turned his handle for the last time, it seems to invite me to open the score once more at page one and try yet again to conquer this magic mountain of the lied repertoire.”
(excerpts from liner notes)

Thomas Oliemans, Davos, 11 August 2019

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Technical Specifications

SpeakersGrimm LS1
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
EditingMerging Technologies Pyramix
CablesVan den Hul
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis, custom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps
Recording FormatDSD 256
Analog To Digital ConverterMerging Technologies Horus
Recording DateOctober 2018
Recording LocationStadsgehoorzaal, Leiden
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProductionJared Sacks