On a windy Sunday morning during fall 2012, Jonas Kaufmann visited Berlin for an unusual event: a song matinee. It opens the Barenboim-Cycle at Staatsoper Berlin. The programm of the day is the most-beloved German song-cycle (said-to-be), Schubert's Die schoene Muellerin.
It's a "tried-and-true" concert. Kaufmann has made himself an album of this very-famous-song cycle with Helmut Deutsch. The piece accompanied by Barenboim on solo piano was very smooth; it's in their blood anyway. Or it seems to be.
No questions. No doubt. It's a great afternoon.