With confident skill, baritone Benjamin Apple makes the sound of the abyss audible in the orchestral arrangements of Schubert’s songs.
It is interesting how the sound of the woodwinds in Benjamin Britten’s orchestral setting of “Die Forelle” haunts and attracts the baritone of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s last student! This collection of songs and dances is a wonderful flirtation between sad shades and moments of happiness that realize their limits and are therefore even more beautiful. The foray of Schubert’s songs with orchestrations from the 19th century to today is expanded by nine piano dances arranged by the discoverer of the “Unfinished” Johann von Herbeke. It is a harmonious mixture that allows Schubert’s contradictions to become audible after a few seconds. Benjamin Apple’s confident skills and sounding voice make The Abyss heard in an impressive way. The sensitive Oskar Gockel creates a magically spaced wall between the Appl and the Munich Radio Orchestra, creating stunning precision.
Schubert’s songs with orchestra
Benjamin Abel (baritone), Munich Radio Orchestra, Oskar Jockel (conductor)
Benjamin Abel, who was born in Regensburg in 1982, actually studied business administration, but eventually decided to pursue a singing career. Building on his vocal training with Regensburger Domspatzen, he continued his studies at the University of Music and Theater
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