Winterreise

 

Franz Schubert Winterreise concert recorded 2015 at the Festival d'Aix-de-Provence. Features bartione Matthias Goerne, pianist Markus Hinterhäuser, and visual artist William Kentridge. Also includes documentary, A Trio for Schubert, with interviews with all three featured artists. Video direction by Christian Leblé. Released 2017, disc has PCM stereo sound. Grade: NA

We usually exclude opera or dance titles with only stereo sound. But we do make exceptions for classical music for soloists when the recording otherwise has some special merit. Here we have a famous tenor with piano accompaniment only,  the program is supported by unusual and original video art, and all this was offered live at the famous Aix-en-Provence summer festival. If you have seen this live or in the Blu-ray, please give us your opinion!

Here's a clip from this production showing the art of William Kentridge for "The Raven" from Part 2: