|Highlight of the month|
Matthias Goerne's highly acclaimed series of Schubert lieder recordings concludes with a powerful account of Winterreise. The mood here is tense, urgent, even harrowing. This winter landscape expects no spring to come. In the intimate atmosphere of this recording, more than in concert, Goerne's path to oblivion finds its echo in our innermost selves. Pianist Christoph Eschenbach provides superb accompaniment.
Goerne has captivated audiences worldwide with his complete commitment to the composer and text. The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote that Goerne is "the most intellectually and vocally gifted male art-song interpreter of his generation," who was "born to sing" Winterreise. In it's CD review Gramophone wrote that Goerne is "at his finest, here and elsewhere, Goerne touches greatness as a Schubertian."
In France Winterreise has already won the Télérama (4 Clefs), Choice de France Musique and the Diapason d'Or Arte.