Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession (Paperback)

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An exploration of the world's most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work who teases out the themes--literary, historical, psychological--that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece.

Drawing equally on his vast experience performing this work, on his musical knowledge, and on his training as a scholar, Ian Bostridge teases out the enigmas and subtle meanings of each of the twenty-four lyrics to explore for us the world Schubert inhabited, his biography and psychological makeup, the historical and political pressures within which he became one of the world's greatest composers, and the continuing resonances and affinities that our ears still detect today, making Schubert's wanderer our mirror.

About the Author


IAN BOSTRIDGE is universally recognized as one of the greatest Lieder interpreters of our era. In addition to his numerous award-winning recordings of opera and song, he was the original Caliban in Thomas Adès's The Tempest, and he played Gustav von Aschenbach in English National Opera's landmark 2007 production of Death in Venice. A D. Phil of Oxford University for his work on the significance of witchcraft in English public life from 1650 to 1750, he lives in London with his wife, the writer and critic Lucasta Miller, and their two children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780525431800
ISBN-10: 0525431802
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 528
Language: English