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Hermann Prey (1929-98) - (2/3) Lieder

HERMANN PREY (1929-98) --- "Hermann Prey was one of those singers [...] who can be regarded as a trophy for music, or more particularly for what nowadays is called 'classical' music. Under that heading is lumped everything from mediaeval plainsong to postmodernist minimalism, and Prey was interested in virtually the whole of it. This included the pop music of his generation as a youngster [...] - But he turned to Schubert and the great tradition of 'classical' music [...] And despite self-doubt concerning his chances of success, Prey had his own ideas about the way in which he wanted to sing: 'Deep down inside, I wanted to put my whole heart into these songs, but feared that this would conflict with the spirit of the age'. It is one of the characteristics for which he is now remembered and his legacy of records cherished, that he so strongly impressed his listeners with exactly this kind of approach [...]" --- J. B. Steane, "The Singers - Hermann Prey" (Decca), 2001.
HERMANN PREY (1929-98) --- "Hermann Prey was one of those singers [...] who can be regarded as a trophy for music, or more particularly for what nowadays is called 'classical' music. Under that heading is lumped everything from mediae...
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