Peter Harvey - Winterreise - News Shopper

There's precious little evidence of sweetness or light in this, the second of Schubert's three great song cycles, but this performance of the composer's Winterreise supplies a wealth of bleakly compelling listening nonetheless.

Baritone Peter Harvey has striven to create a historically accurate atmosphere throughout this absorbing new Linn CD.

His sterling efforts are underpinned here by keyboard accompanist Gary Cooper, utilising an early 19th century fortepiano to lend an added aura of authenticity to the proceedings.

01 December 2010