Friday, March 28, 2014

WTO's Winterreise Podcast

Kim Witman at the Wolf Trap Opera blog has created an illuminating 5-part podcast of Schubert's Winterreise that gives a quick 37-minute walk-through of the cycle, its poetics, and musical journey. The recording that Kim uses is a 2010 Sydney Festival performance of bass-baritone Ryan McKinny and pianist Sharolyn Kimmorley.

Kim's assertion that "winter still has many beautiful things to teach us" will fall on many deaf ears at this time of year. I'm ready for spring to come to southern Ontario and its late arrival is completely unacceptable.

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