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Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka

plays Franz Schubert Winterreise

Sokolowska, Joanna Halszka: plays Franz Schubert Winterreise (Bolt)

Vocalist Joanna Halszka Sokolowska interprets Franz Shubert's "Winterreise", a 19th century work setting the poems of Wilhelm Muller to music, recorded in a single take on a winter night in Warsaw, Poland at the Komuna Theater, a fragile and unique look at this famous work.
 

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Label: Bolt
Catalog ID: BR POP16
Squidco Product Code: 21860

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2016
Country: Poland
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 3 Panels
Recorded at Komuna in Warsaw, Poland on October 29th, 2015 by Michal Libera.


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Joanna Halszka Sokolowska-voice

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1. Winterreise 1:15:01




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"Is there a better introduction to "Winterreise"?

Legendary music cycle of Franz Schubert accompanies the poems of Wilhelm Müller and is today more than a classic, it is a must in virtually all and any music canon, a model of romantic songbook about misery, love and solitude and last but not least – a 19th Century equivalent of a pop album mirroring emotional lives of generations to follow after its completion in 1828. Musicians' encounters with Schubert are rarely coincidences, especially in case of "Winterreise". Regardless of approach, methodology in developing the interpretation, performance's concepts and techniques, facing the cycle is always a challange. It is due to the scale of the piece, varied and settled performance traditions, canonic value and more than often inconspicious refinment of the music which all together require musician to engage deeply and responsibly. It always means something when somebody takes on Schubert.

The version of Joanna Halszka Sokolowska is diametrically different, although the distance from Schubert seems comparable in both cases. The album is in a way a field recording of a night session in the theatre. In less than two hours, her singing was captured with no rehearsals, in one go, and was followed by no overdubs or other studio treatments. It seems to be closer to Richard Young's "Parallel Winter" than the other take on Schubert. Perhaps because they both share a thoroughly camouflaged conceptual content uniting all the details and formal decisions with the content interpretation. It is switfly covered with the sound of pop or folk music or whatever kind of music it is which is more about playing than performing. Hence its theory comes more from an instinct and accurate decision than detailed exegesis, which by the way seems quite close to Schubert's fascination with folk songs. But there the similiarities with the original end."-Michael Libera

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