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.