SCHUBERT: WINTER JOURNEY

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Celebrated soloists Roderick Wiliams and Christopher Glynn perform a new English translation Franz Schubert’s Winterreise. Composed in 1827 whilst in the grip of the illness that would ultimately kill him, Schubert’s setting of Wilhelm Muller’s poetry takes on an added tragic interpretation as it follows the narrative of a spurned lover travelling through a cold and barren landscape.

This disc is the first in a series of three English language programmes of Schubert’s song cycles. Future releases include The Shepherd on the Rock (Der Hirt auf dem Felsen) and The Fair Maid of the Mill (Die schöne Müllerin).

The immediacy of the storytelling is immaculate – The Sunday Times

The biggest gain is Roderick Williams’s fabulous delivery and his beautiful creamy voice which I can never get too much of, and supported beautifully again by Chris Glynn, so musically it’s great – BBC Radio 3 Record Review

It’s exceptionally effective, and mandatory listening if, like me, you’re not a fluent German speaker – The Arts Desk

This is an amazing disc, not the Winterreise to end all Winterreises but an essential complement to them. I gather that Glynn and Signum have recordings the other two cycles up their sleeve, which is good news indeed – Planet Hugill

Those who have been longing for an English version of Winterreise need not hesitate, and avid collectors of this song cycle – like myself – will find that this is a valuable addition to their collection – Music Web International

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Roderick Williams

Christopher Glynn

Schubert’s Winterreise (D.911), in an English version by Jeremy Sams


RELEASE DATE: 13/04/2018

CATALOGUE NUMBER: SIGCD531

BARCODE: 635212053126

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4. Frozen Solid

5. The Linden Tree

6. Life Cycle

7. On the River

8. Turning Back

9. Will-o’-the-wisp

10. Rest

11. Dreaming of Spring

12. Loneliness

13. The Post

14. The Grey Head

15. The Crow

16. Last Hope

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18. Stormy Morning

19. A Mirage

20. The Fingerpost

21. No Room at the Inn

22. Courage

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