Schubert's Die Winterreise In this atmospheric recording, made under studio conditions at the Alte Pfarr, a romanesque chapel near Ravensburg, Araiza sings Schubert's great song-cycle Die Winterreise (Winter Journey), accompanied at the piano by Jean Lemaire. Directed by Volker Weicker - 90'
Schumann's Dichterliebe The internationally-acclaimed Mexican tenor Francisco Araiza and pianist Jean Lemaire, give a superb performance of Robert Schumann's song-cycle, in a recording made under studio conditions at the Renaissance Grafenschloss in southern Germany. Directed by Volker Weicker - 38'
Brigitte Fassbaender sings
„Die Winterreise“ by Schubert It‘s all about an unusal and outstanding interpretation of this poignant transmigration. Brigitte Fassbaender had reached the highest accomplishment in her „Liedkunst“ at the moment of this recording. The young Markus Hinterhäuser is offering a sensitive yet accentuated piano accompaniment. Directed by Claus Viller – ca. 70’ Hermann Prey: A Schubert Recital This recital by the distinguished lieder singer Hermann Prey, who died in 1998, features some of the songs in which Schubert set to music poems by the great romantic writer Friedrich Schiller. Directed by Hartmut Schottler - 87'
Hermann Prey and Nikolaus Paryla: Romantic Ballads Recorded live from the Festhalle, Bad Urach, baritone Hermann Prey, accompanied by Leonard Hokanson on the piano, is joined by Nikolaus Paryla in an evening of sung and spoken ballads, including works by Uhland, Kerner, Hauff and Schwab set to music by Kreutzer, Loewe, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Strauss and Schoeck. Directed by Harmut Schottler - 82'
Hermann Prey and Pamela Coburn: Hugo Wolf Lieder In his Italienisches Liederbuch, Hugo Wolf set poems by Paul Heyse to piano accompaniment. These charming songs are performed by Hermann Prey, with pianist Thomas Leander, and Pamela Coburn, with pianist Helmut Deutsch, in a live recording from the Festival Hall in Bad Urach. Directed by Hartmut Schottler - 78' „Singen macht glücklich“–
Master Class Inge Borkh Master Class with Inge Borkh, recorded at the Richard-Strauss-Tagen Garmisch-Partenkirchen 2001.The great Strauss singer rehearses with four talented young male and female singers Lieder by Strauss, namely Freundliche Vision op 48, 1, Heimliche Aufforderung op. 27, 3 und Ich wollt ein Sträußlein binden op. 68, 2 as well as Gustav Mahlers Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen. The Master Class is accompanied at the piano by Claar ter Horst. Directed by Oliver Becker - 44’/56’ Master Class Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau With his precision of articulating every word Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau set permanent standards. Als „best Singer of Lieder of the World“ (Times) he filled of course every concert hall. After 45 years he terminated his concert activities and is since very busy as a conductor, reciter, author of books and teacher. The film „Meister-Singer“ produced at the Musik- und Singschule Heidelberg, is about the classical Kunstlied and composers such as Franz Schubert, Hugo Wolf, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler or Johann Strauss. For four days Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau taught eight singing students. He not only gave suggestions but even let resound every now and then his „Heldenbariton“. Also the participants of master class describe their impressions of this worldwide renowned interpreter of Lieder. Directed by Christoph Ammon – 59’ „Habe Dank“ – Master Class Hermann Prey Master Class with Hermann Prey recorded at the Richard-Strauss-Tage Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1997. Exclusively covered were Lieder by Richard Strauss, thereunder Heimkehr op.15, 5, Nachtgang op. 29, 3, Ach Lieb, ich muss nun scheiden op. 21, 3, Ich sehe wie in einem Spiegel op. 46, 5, Schlechtes Wetter op. 69, 5, Die sieben Siegel op. 46, 3, Leise Lieder op. 41, 5, Cäcilie op. 27, 2, Heimliche Aufforderung op. 27, 3. Piano accompaniment by Fritz Schwinghammer. Directed by Oliver Becker - 43’