Schubert - Die schone Mullerin | Signum SIGCD697

Schubert - Die schone Mullerin

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Label: Signum

Cat No: SIGCD697

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Expected Release Date: 21st January 2022

Contents

Artists

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

Works

Schubert, Franz

Die schone Mullerin, D795

Artists

Iestyn Davies (countertenor)
Joseph Middleton (piano)

About

Renowned performers Iestyn Davies and Joseph Middleton perform Schubert’s tragic song-cycle Die schöne Müllerin (The Beautiful Maid of the Mill).

Adapting poetry by Wilhelm Müller, the genesis of D795 marks the beginning of the end of Schubert's life; he discovered that he had contracted syphilis sometime in late 1822 or early 1823, and it was in 1823 that he composed this tale of a poet-singer who dies in the aftermath of erotic experience.

Released under the own label of St John’s College, Cambridge, this recording acts as a celebration of Iestyn Davies’s formative period at the college; beginning there as a 7-year-old probationer in 1987, he progressed to become Head Chorister, before ultimately returning to study as a choral scholar.

Alongside full texts and translations, the booklet includes a background on the work by noted Lied expert Susan Youens, as well as reflections on Iestyn's time at St John’s from the College’s past and present Directors of Music – Christopher Robinson and Andrew Nethsingha.

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