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13 Dec 2005

An Intrepid Tenor Faces Un-Schubertian Obstacles

pregardien_small.jpgBy ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times 13 December 2005]

Ideally, Schubert's "Winterreise" should be performed without a break. The 24 songs in this 70-minute cycle trace the harrowing narrative of a young man, delirious with anguish over a lost love as he wanders amid winter weather in the outskirts of the village where the woman who rejected him lives.

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