Florian Boesch - Schumann: Dichterliebe & Kerner Lieder - Stereophile
Listen, for example, to the final song of Dichterliebe. As the singer buries his bad and bitter dreams, his love and his sorrow, in a huge coffin, Boesch's ritard conveys utter finality. Silence reigns before Martineau, totally of one mind with the singer, delivers the most poetic of postludes. Together, these men gift us with artistic brilliance at its peak.