A Winters Journey what a journey indeed and a moving end to these lockdown concerts streamed live from the Wigmore Hall over the past four weeks.
As the clouds gradually lift Schubert with Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida could not have expressed what we have all experienced so eloquently or should I say magically.
Winterreise D911 charting a devastated landscape of the mind moving eventually from disaster to a kind of resumption of life.
The final Leiermann-Hurdy Girdy man :’No one wants to hear him,no one looks at him and the dogs growl around the old man.And he lets it go on ,everything just as it will.Should I go with you?Will you play your hurdy-girdy to my songs’
Minutes of aching silence after a 90 minute journey together with these two supreme interpreters.
Covid is being conquered with the magic message of the soul through poetry and music.Q.E.D.