Celebrating Wigmore Hall Live’s unrivalled reputation for capturing the world’s best song recitals, Christopher Maltman and Graham Johnson return with volume two of their acclaimed interpretation of the complete Schubert song cycle, Winterreise.
The lone winter traveller is depicted by eminent baritone, Christopher Maltman, who brings ’a fierce intelligence and a wide range of vocal colour’ to his performances, (Classic FM, June 2011) supported by one of the world’s authorities on Schubert lieder, Graham Johnson. He describes the iconic cycle: ’Great works of this kind are self-renewing in the minds of diligent interpreters’
Volume one, Die Schöne Müllerin, picked up 4* and 5* reviews upon its release earlier this year, with Gramophone confirming it an essential addition to any Schubert fan’s collection: ’….Maltman’s ardent, impulsive, intensely lived performance, partnered and inspired by the ever-illuminating Johnson, should be heard by anyone who loves the cycle.’
"...Admirable accompanist, excellent sound: well worth hearing."
Richard Lawrence - Gramophone - December 2011
"...There are many good things in this live Wigmore Hall recital..." ****
Andrew Stewart - Classic FM magazine - November 2011