SchÖne, Strahlende Welt
Label: BERLIN CLASSICS
Format: COMPACT DISC
SCHREIER RUNDFUNKORCHESTER BERLIN HANELL
“Many thousands of miracles beckon”, Peter Schreier promises already in the opening title of this unusual collection. There arises tense expectation. And already afterwards, a little Chopin piece, with which many a moderately talented piano student enraptured his relatives, is arranged and provided with the text by Ernst Marischka. In the 1930s it was a centerpiece from the musician's melodrama with the resonant name “Farewell Waltz”. And what one can do with Chopin's etude, how one can ennoble this kitsch with a great voice, that Schreier shows and for that one absolutely needs tenor self-confidence. At the latest with “Granada” one sways gently along and is simply happy about this entertaining aberration of taste. The Großes Rundfunkorchester Berlin under Robert Hanell swings the castanets and otherwise beguiles with a canvas-wide sound in which one can let oneself drift. It doesn't always have to be Bayreuth! You can also sing beautifully at the sight of the Sierra Nevada. And who else takes those high notes so wonderfully? Schreier recorded this colorful bag not just at the end of his career, but right in the middle of it. Two years after his hit “Peter Schreier sings Christmas carols”, the most successful classical music recording of the GDR, the singer again tries his hand at popular material, obviously mixing together his favorites from the not-so-serious repertoire. Operetta, melodious adaptations of well-known melodies, opera highlights, simply put: Romantic shreds of languor, which one gladly falls for in this interpretation, in order to perhaps bashfully wash out one's ears with simple baroque afterwards.