View Poll Results: Winterreise voice?

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    6 27.27%
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    4 18.18%
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    1 4.55%
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Thread: Winterreise voice?

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    At the time of his death, Wunderlich was IMO mostly an opera singer. AFAIK his lieder repertoire was Die Schöne Müllerin, Dichterliebe and around 20 songs as fillers/encores.
    It is speculation in any case but this focus could have shifted later on but one can obviously also take this small lieder repertoire as an indication that he would never have become mainly a lieder singer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 89Koechel View Post
    fluteman - Nice post, esp. about Heifetz and Thibaud (and the note of Auer, as a teacher). Also, thanks for the note 'bout Jean-Pierre R ... one of the great, classical, flutists. BTW, I also like the late Doriot Anthony Dwyer/flutist, esp. in a recording of Debussy's "Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp", with Burton Fine and Ann Hobson; the tempos are exquisitely-judged, and the playing is almost magical. ... ANYHOO, if you're happy with Wunderlich, in Winterreise, then so BE it. I don't think any singer, anymore, could match Hotter, or even the flaws of Wunderlich, in this music, in those past recordings. It would be remarkable, to be proven-wrong, about this ... so maybe it could happen, one could hope.
    I like Ian Bostridge with Schubert but he is already yesterday's news -- my generation, for gosh sakes. I don't know who, if anyone, has taken his place at this point. In another thread, I'm being roasted for suggesting anyone still knows how to teach singing, much less sing.

    As for the flute, and in particular Debussy's great trio, the Boston Symphony Chamber players made numerous superb recordings for DG in the 1970s, of which the Debussy trio you mention is one, iirc.

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    The fact that so many different voices have taken on Winterreise including Alice Coote, accompanied by Julius Drake at Wigmore Hall, attest to the resilience and durability of the masterpiece.
    Last edited by Tempesta; Sep-07-2021 at 22:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kreisler jr View Post
    At the time of his death, Wunderlich was IMO mostly an opera singer. AFAIK his lieder repertoire was Die Schöne Müllerin, Dichterliebe and around 20 songs as fillers/encores.
    It is speculation in any case but this focus could have shifted later on but one can obviously also take this small lieder repertoire as an indication that he would never have become mainly a lieder singer.
    Would have listened to him sing the phone book.

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    No question in my mind the cycle works best with a tenor. Schreier with Richter live in Dresden my preferred version. Astonishing!

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