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Review: L.A. Phil's 'Sublime Schubert' fest kicks off with heat
Review: L.A. Phil's 'Sublime Schubert' fest kicks off with heat

"Sublime Schubert" is what the Los Angeles Philharmonic is calling this week of Schubert and nothing but. The festival began at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Monday night with a performance of the most beloved song cycle, "Die Schöne Müllerin," by possibly history's most beloved composer. And, yes, the scorching performance from baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Christoph Eschenbach was sublime, but not in the sense of a heavenly destination occasionally reached by way of the ridiculous. In chemistry, "sublime" forms a verb describing the process of converting a solid to a gas without an intermediate liquid stage. That is what happened to...

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