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Terrific Till Fellner

By Stephen Everson   December 2003

G?rne disappoints, but not Brendel When still in his twenties, Matthias G?rne recorded Winterreise as part of Hyperion’s complete Schubert edition, and although this was not quite a reading to challenge the pre-eminence of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau or Peter Schreier, it was still a high achievement. As Gramophone commented on its release, “his elegiac, introspective and beautifully sung reading” constituted “a very good Winterreise that may one day become a great one.” A student of Fischer-Dieskau and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, G?rne has been tipped for greatness from the beginning of his career. His voice is of an unusual beauty and flexibility, and…

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