“WITHOUT DOUBT THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WINTER”
Leif Ove Andsnes and Matthias Goerne have just returned from a mega journey with Schubert. Performing "Die Schöne Müllerin" "Winterreise" and "Schwanengesang" in residencies in Brussels and Paris the reviews say it all:
Bachtrack.com: "… Would this be the most accomplished journey that Matthias Goerne gave in Paris? All the evidence led you to think so: the complete concentration, the artistic intransigence and with the most complicit of accompanists - Andsnes! … What a lesson of truth Goerne and Andsnes have drawn for us from this Winterreise! ."
Concertonet.com: "Without wishing to make any comparison, I have not heard such an accomplished and overwhelming perfomance of Schwanengesang since a memorable morning with Hermann Prey and Wolfgang Sawallisch in the early eighties at the Munich Festival."
Crescendo Magazine: "Being able to hear Schubert's three great cycles of lieder in just four days is already a boon. But to witness the fabulous interpretation given this early February by Matthias Goerne and Leif Ove Andsnes is more than a gift - it is a privilege."
Forum Opera: "A singing / piano duo of two personalities complementing or confronting each other - it is the meeting of two individuals with the repertoire first, with the public afterwards. ... These three unforgettable evenings each culminated in a long gathered silence, followed by a burst of applause, the whole room standing to thank the artists for these truly exceptional performances."