Inez Matthews sings Schubert
Parnassus Records presents its latest release in the “Black Swans” series, returning to international availability a pioneering recording of Schubert’s best-known song cycles, Die schöne Mullein and Winterreise, sung by American soprano Inez Matthews accompanied by Lowell Farr. The recordings were briefly available as a two-LP-plus-EP set in the mid-1950s and are one of only a few recordings made by Matthews and had become one of the most elusive vocal collectors’ items of the early LP era. The recordings, newly restored and remastered, reveal an artist with an exceptionally beautiful voice and stunning diction, bringing vitality and insight to Schubert’s dramatic and demanding songs.
1-20 Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Op. 25, D. 795
21-44 Schubert: Winterreise, D. 911