Still available online is Dietrich Henschel’s performance of Winterreise with Sholto Kynoch as part of the 2021 Oxford Leader Festival: “… a performance of powerful interiority… I prefer a Winterreise that’s been wrenched from the singer’s body and this one was ectoplasmic.” Backtrack; “Henschel is rightly regarded as one of Germany’s finest lied interpreters, now almost a veteran performer, and his singing of Schubert’s great cycle was notable for its almost numbed anticipation of the gruelling winter journey to come…such is his artistry, the eloquence of his delivery of the text could hardly fail to move in his partnership with Kynoch.” The Times; “Dietrich Henschel gave us a Winterreise that offered no quarter from the musical storm. Back in 2012 Henschel released a pretty definitive recording of Schubert’s cycle on disc. Nearly a decade on and his wanderer is bleaker still: maddened to the point of hallucination, fury, suicide.” The Spectator
Running the gauntlet of quarantine and post-Brexit UK Border Control German Baritone Dietrich Henschel will be performing Winterreisse at the Oxford Lieder Festival on February 27 accompanied by festival director Sholto Kynoch. The event will be Broadcast from the Holywell Music Room, Oxford. Full details here. “Baritone Dietrich Henschel is a towering figure, physically, intellectually, musically and theatrically. His prowess as an interpreter, by which I mean precisely his ability to get below the surface of a song and right into its soul, is extraordinary.” Herald Scotland
Innovation is alive and well in the music business. You can virtually attend a recital of Beethoven, Eisler, Berg and Mahler with Dietrich Henschel, baritone and Arno Waschk streamed live from the Teldex Studio Berlin on May 10 at 14:00, CET. Get your ticket here. The event is presented by Stage at Home, a collaboration between OVALmedia and Teldex Studio.
Baritone Dietrich Henschel brings his unique interpretation of Mahler Das Knaben Wunderhorn to the Barbican on April 15. Collaborating with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Vedernikov in Detlev Glanert’s orchestration he will be both starring in Clara Pons’ film version as well as performing the song cycle on stage. More information about the project and tour here.
Two CPM artists will feature on BBC Radio 3’s CD Review programme on January 25. Dietrich Henschel’s long-awaited disc of the complete Mahler Wunderhorn songs with Boris Berezovsky is reviewed – see the fascinating introductory video. In addition, Rameau: Le Grand Theatre de L’amour, featuring Samuel Boden with soprano Sabine Devieilhe, Les Ambassadeurs and Alexis Kossenko (director) is Disc of the Week.
Currently available on Youtube is the acclaimed Krzysztof Warlikowski production of Berg’s Lulu from La Monnaie in which Dietrich Henschel sings Dr Schöne and Jack the Ripper. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TInaXgpzvRk&list=HL1381483745&feature=mh_lolz
Dietrich Henschel features as Golaud in the video stream of Pelleas et Mélisande from La Monnaie. Available until May 24 here
” Hugo Wolf doesn’t get better than this … Henschel’s ability to absorb himself totally in what he sings, meanwhile, and to give the impression of living the music rather than performing it, resulted in matchless accounts of Grenzen der Menschheit and Prometheus … One of the great recitals, and absolutely outstanding”.
Read the full review at http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/jan/08/kirchschlager-henschel-drake-review?INTCMP=SRCH
Click the link to stream the recent La Monnaie production of Berg’s Lulu with Dietrich Henschel singing Dr Schoen and Jack the Ripper – http://www.lamonnaie.be/en/mymm/media/1525/Lulu%20-%20Alban%20Berg/