Baritone Peter Harvey delivers a unique recording of Schubert's popular song cycle Winterreise, his historically informed interpretation is further enhanced by Gary Cooper who performs on an early nineteenth-century fortepiano.
Baritone Peter Harvey delivers a unique recording of Schubert's popular song cycle Winterreise which, alongside Die Schone Mullerin, provides one of the greatest challenges in the lieder repertoire. This recording demonstrates why he can frequently be heard on radio broadcasts and in concert halls across the world.
Harvey leads the listener on an intense, dramatic journey; his expressive baritone perfectly captures the bleak emotions of the wanderer in this beautiful work. Harvey's historically informed interpretation is further enhanced by Gary Cooper who performs on an early nineteenth-century fortepiano. This collaborative attention to authenticity creates the atmospheric and distinctive soundworld that Schubert intended.
Harvey feels a personal connection to this work and his absolute understanding of the work really helps draw the listener in. He has written the foreward to the work himself and you can read his insightful views below.
For fans of lieder this recording is surely unmissable.
'Harvey's suave baritone is one of the best on record.' The Sunday Times
'If there were to be a voice of God, this is what it would sound like.' MusicWeb International
5 stars - '...this is a Winterreise not to be missed.' AllMusic