Favourite Recordings: Webern Complete Works (with Opus Numbers)

This is a classic box set of Anton Webern’s music reissued by Sony Classical. It contains all of Webern’s works with opus numbers and two arrangements of Bach and Schubert (Fuga (Ricercata) a 6 voci BWV 1079 and Deutsche Tänze D.820, respectively). All orchestral and ensemble works are conducted by Pierre Boulez, and the orchestral … More Favourite Recordings: Webern Complete Works (with Opus Numbers)

Current Listening: Schubert’s Winterreise by Fischer-Dieskau and Demus

The legendary baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau recorded Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise quite a number of times. This recording, reissued by DG, captures the performance in 1966 of Fischer-Dieskau accompanied by pianist Jörg Demus. Winterreise, a song cycle filled with loneliness and sadness, is passionately sung by Fischer-Dieskau in this performance. The emotional and melancholy nature of … More Current Listening: Schubert’s Winterreise by Fischer-Dieskau and Demus