An homogenous duo around a Bechstein
As an article published in Stereoplay states: “Werner Güra and Jan Schultsz have recorded an excellent version of Schumann’s major song cycles”. Indeed, the two artists’ interpretation of Dichterliebe is set to become a reference work. Güra’s tenor voice and Schultsz on the Bechstein complement each other to perfectly render the ups and downs of Heinrich Heine’s unhappy love that swings from emotional shock to subtle/angry irony.
The duo also recorded an excellent version of Liederkreis: this work with poems by Eichendorff includes typically Romanesque features (loneliness, wood and lunar landscapes, foreign countries, unlucky love) but dispenses with Heine’s mood swing.
With this new CD, Güra and Schultsz demonstrate the improved depth of their interpretations since their first recording — a CD with songs by Schubert that was already of outstanding quality.