Franz Schubert Winterreise. A Philosophical Investigation
Schubert’s Winterreise is a cycle of songs, an introspective journey that unfolds through the various stages of intensity and emotion triggered by unrequited love: despair and agitation, doubt and searching (often for oneself), and finally hope. Written for voice and piano, it is unexpectedly performed for the first time in concert, the vocal part being played here by the cello. Franz Schubert Winterreise. A Philosophical Investigation explores music’s potential for communicating thoughts and ideas.
You can access the original texts of Wilhelm Müller’s poetry, including in translation, by clicking here.
Winterreise, op. 89, D. 911, Franz Schubert
Robert Cohen, cello
Clive Britton, piano
Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Caspar David Friedrich, 1818
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Photo: Elke Walford