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Jonas Kaufmann - Schubert: Winterreise / The Guardian review

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Having recently released a recording of the piece, Jonas Kaufmann is currently touring Schubert's great song-cycle Winterreise, partnered by pianist and regular recital partner Helmut Deutsch. The venues are large, including La Scala in Milan and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris; in London, he sang the 80-minute sequence of 24 songs on the vast Covent Garden stage.

Yet there was nothing excessive or scaled-up about the performance itself, either on the part of Kaufmann or the pianist with whom he is perfectly matched; instead, they drew you into an intimate world in which subtlety of gesture and a tender, interiorised lyricism informed their measured and finely attuned approach. READ THE FULL Guardian REVIEW.