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Link: Goerne and Eschenbach’s honest “Winterreise”

Matthias Goerne and Christoph Eschenbach teamed up for “Winterreise” at the Terrace Theater on Monday night: no frills, no choreography, no costumes, just honest singing and, surprisingly, slightly clunky playing. Click for my full review.

Above: The other extreme of “Winterreise:” a fully-staged production of the cycle at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with Ian Bostridge. And no, I am not saying one way is necessarily better than the other.

Anne Midgette came to the Washington Post in 2008, when she consolidated her various cultural interests under the single title of chief classical music critic. She blogs at The Classical Beat.
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