The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (315): Serenity

The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (315): Serenity


norman lebrecht

February 23, 2021

No Schrei.




  • HugoPreuss says:

    “Nicht jeder Schreier ist ein Sänger, aber jeder Sänger wäre froh, ein Schreier zu sein.” “Not every screamer (Schreier) is a singer, but every singer would be glad to be a (Peter) Schreier.” Bass-baritone Theo Adam on his Dresden colleague Peter Schreier.

    • Peter Chun says:

      Thank you for that precious quote from another superb singer… I’ve always wanted to find a pithy comment about “Schreier,” but was never clever enough to come up with one! Many thanks to “the man” (Adam = man), and to you!

  • Greg Bottini says:

    It comes not at all as a surprise that Schreier is lovely.
    But Bjoerling had a one-in-a-million voice, and is absolutely heavenly in this recording.

  • Edgar Self says:

    Jussi Bjoerling gets my vote. What a singeer! Schreier is sometimes zu gut genannt, too-well named. I also like Gerhard Huesch, and Liszt’s transcription played by Rchmaninoff, Horowitz, and Sofronitzki.

  • Peter Chun says:

    Schreier: Exquisite, faultless, admirable…
    Björling: Unparalleled voice, abundant passion in the expression, full of pathos, the CLEAR “winner”…