Peter Schreier sings Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte & Lieder
In this concert, filmed at the Herbstliche Musiktag in Bad Urach in 1987, tenor Peter Schreier is joined by pianist Norman Shetler for a programme of Beethoven's songs. And though Beethoven's songs remain an under-appreciated part of the composer's output, many show him at his most naturally melodic and charming; and An die ferne Geliebte, completed in the spring of 1816, lays claim to being the first song cycle, its six numbers running without break into one another. Schreier, the pre-eminent German lyric tenor of his generation, was a renowned Lieder singer and here, with his long-term accompanist, proves an ideal champion for these songs.
- Peter Schreier (Tenor), Norman Shetler (Piano)