Schubert: Winterreise

Ian Dando
Listener (NZ)

In what Schubert himself called ‘the best of my songs’, Australians Davislim and Romaniuk plumb the plangency of the most deeply felt song cycle in music literature to reveal with chilling reality the infinite desolation of the human soul. The wintry photographic landscapes, the outstanding booklet, its top-quality paper and above all the close empathy of the two performers make this a crown jewel of Australia’s artistic maturity and its splendid new Melba label.