As he has chronicled in his insightful Schubert's Winter Journey—Anatomy of an Obsession, tenor Ian Bostridge has had a profound relationship with the most famous of song cycles throughout his entire career. Bostridge's special affinity for Winterreise has grown through more than 100 performances over three decades and in many different contexts, and Schubert's haunting, layered musical allegory continues to captivate him. "It is as if Schubert somehow looked into the future, heard Bostridge sing and wrote Winterreise specifically for him" (Exeunt Magazine).
Ian Bostridge, tenor; Wenwen Du, piano (Fri, Nov 10)
Simon O'Neill, tenor (Sun, Dec 3)
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano (Fri, Feb 16)
Julia Bullock, soprano; John Arida, piano (Sun, Mar 25)
Wed, Nov 8, 2017, 7:30pm
125 Morrison Hall
The acclaimed tenor discusses Schubert's Winterreise, the subject of his book Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, with Nikolas Nackley, University Choral Director. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to read the book in advance and bring questions. Presented in association with the UC Berkeley Dept. of Music.
Free and open to the public. Advance registration requested.
Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
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