Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin
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LIVE RECORDING FROM THE SCHUBERTIADE, FELDKIRCH, 1991DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU
In 1991, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau agreed to perform Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin
at the Feldkirch Schubertiade - he had not sung the song-cycle in public for twenty years. The great baritone belonged to the innermost circle of artists who give this unique, Austrian festival of chamber music its distinctive character. He had performed Schubert there on many occasions, but never Die Schöne Müllerin
. The pianist András Schiff was another long-standing member of the inner circle, but this was the artists' first collaboration in Feldkirch - and so Austrian Television (ORF) recorded the concert. During another Schubertiade a few years earlier, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau was interviewed by music journalist Franz Zoglauer. The resulting documentary of singer, painter and private person augments the concert presented on this DVD. The singer speaks of his affinity to Schubert and the composer's influence on the whole Lieder repertoire. This is a unique occasion, not only for the listeners in the hall but also for the two artists, who experienced their collaboration on the podium as something quite exceptional. The viewer can see this in the artists' animated give and take, their spontaneous mutual reactions, the creative excitement and a rare artistic vivacity. Both remember the evening as a special event, and without any hesitation consented to the recording being issued on DVD to make it available to a wider public.SPECIAL FEATURE:
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in conversation.