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Peter Harvey - Winterreise - Audiophile Audition


06 January 2011
Audiophile Audition
Steven Ritter
4 Stars

It is Harvey's palpable understanding of this most harrowing of cycles that make this release worthwhile. The gloom of the opening through the wanderer's journey after having abandoned his beloved, leads him to a state of unimaginable destitution and mental anguish, without hope, without life. Harvey's voice picks up on all of this, not attempting to be overly-emotive but instead to color each song with an uncanny sense of meaning personified though unmannered vocalism. It is beautifully captured by Linn...


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