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Winterreise at Waikanae

By , 13/02/2011
The last five songs of this performance in Waikanae by Keith Lewis and Michael Houstoun of Schubert's song-cycle Winterreise brought us right to the heart of this great work - that numbed, essential bleakness of spirit was tellingly conveyed by both singer and pianist, not with histrionics or gloom-laden darknesses of tone, but with a kind of other-worldliness symbolized by the traveller's "passing-over" into the realm of the ghostly... read more

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