Winterreise, the finest song cycle in history, has been performed more often than any other. Each of the twenty-four songs, based on poems by Wilhelm Müller, is a world in itself, an opera in miniature, imbued with unique emotional intensity. The power of every note, rest and bar lends it a depth of meaning that makes this cycle a veritable monument to the Lied.
Franz Schubert: Winterreise (Winter Journey)
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
Helmut Deutsch, piano