Franz Schubertís song cycle Winterreise has been performed by many fine singers, who keep the work alive in the repertoire and in the imagination of audiences. In recent years the work has been subject to a variety of interpretations, and with this recording, the well-known tenor RenÈ Kollo offers his perspective on the work, accompanied by the young pianist Oliver Pohl.
The first thing I saw when I opened the La Scala DVD was a notice on the back that track 5 plays ìVa! Pensiero da: I vespri siciliani (1855).î One wonders if there is nobody at the La Scala Bookshop who has at least a bit of knowledge of one of the most popular pieces in the operatic repertoire that served Italy for more than hundred years as an unofficial anthem ó the Venice DVD has it right, of course.
La damnation de Faust, LÈgende dramatique en quatre parties
Music composed by Hector Berlioz. Libretto by Hector Berlioz, Almire GandonaniËre and GÈrard de Nerval after Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe