January 26, 2013

After our Winterreise to ward off post-Winterreise blues


Something to stave off post Winterreise blues, or for any who may be experiencing Schubert withdrawal…

This video, besides being absolutely stellar vocally, is hilarious. (I am trying not to type o – m – g) Richard Tauber, Austrian tenor (1891 — 1948) dressed like Schubert, glasses and all, at the piano accompanying himself doing Schubert’s Ständchen.  I absolutely love the way he stares at the camera at the end of each stanza and does the little can-you-believe-I-am-this-good shake of the head. Do listen to the end! He throws in a little somethin’ special. What Cheek! And what talent.

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