Mark Padmore, tenor
Paul Lewis, piano
In the bleak landscape of Schubert’s Winterreise, outstanding British tenor Mark Padmore and fellow Schubert interpreter Paul Lewis become “two deeply thoughtful artists pushing each other ever onwards” (Gramophone). Through a cycle of 24 songs, Schubert incorporates storms, wind, ice, and ravens as but a few symbolic characters within the dark territory of the narrator’s existential wanderings, carving a path in which singer and piano are equal companions in the journey.
“The tenor Mark Padmore and the pianist Paul Lewis are an ideal partnership in this greatest of song cycles. Padmore’s singing of the gentler number has a poignant lyricism that is most affecting while in the wider songs there is a sense of hysteria only just under control.”
“Arguably the finest Schubert interpreter of his generation.”
Gramophone on Paul Lewis