Schubert: Winterreise

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COMPOSERS: Schubert
LABELS: ASV
WORKS: Winterreise
PERFORMER: Robert Tear (tenor)/ Philip Ledger (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CDQS 6085 ADD (1982)
Sadly this performance of Schubert’s Winterreise, by Robert Tear and Philip Ledger fails to live up to expectations. The Biedermeier tone quality of the piano denies the cycle much of its dramatic weight and, although the more urgent songs are often effective, the squareness of the slower songs contributes to an overall lack of poetic coherence. Nicholas Rast

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