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James Rutherford|Schubert: Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Arr. for Baritone & Piano)

Schubert: Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Arr. for Baritone & Piano)

James Rutherford, Eugene Asti

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“Come over to Schober's today, and I will sing you a cycle of horrifying songs. I am anxious to know what you say about them. They have cost me more effort than any of my other songs”. These were the words with which Schubert coaxed his friends to come listen to Winterreise – 24 settings for tenor voice and piano of poems by Wilhelm Müller, mostly cast in minor tonality, which chart a rejected lover’s bleak trudge through a snow-covered landscape. It was 1827, and the following year he would die from syphilis, aged 31. So, while a preoccupation with death and loneliness had been a constant theme in Schubert’s music, with Winterreise those themes reach their ultimate expression.

This reading sees Wagner specialist James Rutherford join colleagues such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Matthias Goerne in transposing them down to the baritone range, and Gute Nacht makes for a highly satisfyingly start: a nice, rounded weight to Eugene Asti’s trudging piano chords, and from Rutherford himself the balance of warm fullness with lighter-voiced delicacy. Onwards, and it’s all highly expressive, but never overblown. In fact, while their outbursts pack punch – Rutherford’s heartrending final shout of Da ist meine Liebsten Haus (“That’s where my beloved’s house is”) at the close of Wasserflut, or Asti’s colouristic range at the centre of Frühlingstraum, from menacing lower register growls to devilishly sharp, upper register stabs – it’s often the delicacy that most strikes; the impression they create of bleak, surrounding silence, thanks as much to Asti’s lightness on the pedal as to Rutherford. Most effective of all is the desolate quiet hanging over their Der Leiermann as each crisply, rhythmically imitates the hurdy gurdy grind, before the elegant, anguished curve of Rutherford’s final question, “Strange old man, Should I go with you? Will you to my songs Play your hurdy gurdy?” © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz

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Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Arr. for Baritone & Piano) (Franz Schubert)

1
No. 1, Gute Nacht
00:05:46

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

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2
No. 2, Die Wetterfahne
00:01:45

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

3
No. 3, Gefrorne Tränen
00:02:26

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

4
No. 4, Erstarrung
00:02:58

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

5
No. 5, Der Lindenbaum
00:04:43

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

6
No. 6, Wasserflut
00:03:52

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

7
No. 7, Auf dem Flusse
00:03:26

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

8
No. 8, Rückblick
00:02:08

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

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9
No. 9, Irrlicht
00:02:33

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

10
No. 10, Rast
00:03:29

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

11
No. 11, Frühlingstraum
00:03:54

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

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12
No. 12, Einsamkeit
00:02:57

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

13
No. 13, Die Post
00:02:19

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

14
No. 14, Der greise Kopf
00:02:44

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

15
No. 15, Die Krähe
00:02:02

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

16
No. 16, Letzte Hoffnung
00:02:03

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

17
No. 17, Im Dorfe
00:03:24

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

18
No. 18, Der stürmische Morgen
00:00:56

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

19
No. 19, Täuschung
00:01:16

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

20
No. 20, Der Wegweiser
00:04:14

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

21
No. 21, Das Wirtshaus
00:04:25

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

22
No. 22, Mut!
00:01:23

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

23
No. 23, Die Nebensonnen
00:02:56

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

24
No. 24, Der Leiermann
00:03:39

Franz Schubert, Composer - Eugene Asti, Artist, MainArtist - James Rutherford, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2021 BIS (P) 2021 BIS

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“Come over to Schober's today, and I will sing you a cycle of horrifying songs. I am anxious to know what you say about them. They have cost me more effort than any of my other songs”. These were the words with which Schubert coaxed his friends to come listen to Winterreise – 24 settings for tenor voice and piano of poems by Wilhelm Müller, mostly cast in minor tonality, which chart a rejected lover’s bleak trudge through a snow-covered landscape. It was 1827, and the following year he would die from syphilis, aged 31. So, while a preoccupation with death and loneliness had been a constant theme in Schubert’s music, with Winterreise those themes reach their ultimate expression.

This reading sees Wagner specialist James Rutherford join colleagues such as Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Matthias Goerne in transposing them down to the baritone range, and Gute Nacht makes for a highly satisfyingly start: a nice, rounded weight to Eugene Asti’s trudging piano chords, and from Rutherford himself the balance of warm fullness with lighter-voiced delicacy. Onwards, and it’s all highly expressive, but never overblown. In fact, while their outbursts pack punch – Rutherford’s heartrending final shout of Da ist meine Liebsten Haus (“That’s where my beloved’s house is”) at the close of Wasserflut, or Asti’s colouristic range at the centre of Frühlingstraum, from menacing lower register growls to devilishly sharp, upper register stabs – it’s often the delicacy that most strikes; the impression they create of bleak, surrounding silence, thanks as much to Asti’s lightness on the pedal as to Rutherford. Most effective of all is the desolate quiet hanging over their Der Leiermann as each crisply, rhythmically imitates the hurdy gurdy grind, before the elegant, anguished curve of Rutherford’s final question, “Strange old man, Should I go with you? Will you to my songs Play your hurdy gurdy?” © Charlotte Gardner/Qobuz

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