Schubert on Sunday 8: Julian Prégardien and Els Biesemans, Die Schöne Müllerin

Julian Prégardien, in wonderful voice, is utterly compelling. The plangent tones of the fortepiano and Els Biesemans’ utter involvement adds so much. The shared level of commitment makes for a heartbreaking performance, of great emotional intensity. Surely one of the very finest recorded performances on disc or otherwise that we have.

Why it is in grim times that such wrenching music can yet be, in its way, consoling I cannot tell.

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  1. Thank you for this link Peter. I usual prefer a bariton voice in Schubert cycles but Prégardien’s has a wonderful tone here. I will also be looking for other recordings by Els Biesemans.

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