Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Matthias Goerne and Helmut Deutsch

Robert Schumann Mondnacht performed by Matthias Goerne and Eric Schneider

Matthias Goerne continued his incredibly moving Schubert Project, the performance of Schubert's vast Lieder Repertoire in London. He was accompanied by Helmut Deutsch, the legendary German Lieder accompanist. I have never witnessed such a chemistry between pianist and singer, such a complete unison sound, as if from one source, one instrument. It was a magical experience, the birth of beautiful art; what a perfect end, to a perfect day.