Winterreise is the peak of German lieder and Schubert's greatest song cycle. It demands a wide expressive range and great vocal cntrol. Goerne has much of what's needed, and his voice is very mellifluous and smooth--he almost croons the last few songs. However, the tragic side of Schubert's lyricism hasn't been explored here, much less unleashed. If you want a beautiful skim of Winterreise, this is a very good CD, although I expect more from the pianist than Graham Johnson's unimpressive, rhythmically challenged accompaniment. If you want tragic depth and total commitment, you'll have to look elsewhere.
P.S. -- In his remake with Alfred Brendel on Decca, Goerne make considerable advances in artistry. Brendel's accompaniment is soft-grained, but miles ahead of what we have here.