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Schubert: Winterreise - Thomas Quasthoff & Daniel Barenboim

Thomas Quasthoff baritone | Daniel Barernboim piano

In 1827, a year before his death, Franz Schubert wrote one of his most important works: the Winterreise. In the song cycle the Austrian composer set the 24 poems of Wilhelm Müller to music and depicted the haunted soul and landscape of the state of human loneliness. The Baritone Thomas Quasthoff has been celebrated for his excellent Schubert interpretations around the world including a "Grammy". Not known for exaggerated displays of emotion, neither in conversation nor in his art he interprets the sleepless wanderer as Schubert would have him - a young journeyman, who while not bathing in narcissistic, self-pitying pain is truly touched to the core by that emotion. Thomas Quasthoff is accompanied on his Winterreise on piano by Daniel Barenboim. The two World stars are connected by a long standing intensive musical collaboration. In addition, interviews with Quasthoff and Barenboim will be held in an appropriately winter-white room. The artists converse about the songs and texts, about their interpretation and their personal experience and the world of emotions that they discover in the songs. A poetic, intimate music film emerges as a result of a careful examination of music and language and the artists who produce it. Also available without interviews (83')

Repertoire

Schubert: Gute Nacht, Die Wetterfahne, Gefrorne Tränen, Erstarrung, Der Lindenbaum, Wasserflut, Auf dem Flusse, Rückblick, Irrlicht, Rast, Frühlingstraum, Einsamkeit, Die Post, Der greise Kopf, Die Krähe, Letzte Hoffnung, Im Dorfe, ...

Facts

Prog. No.
5440
Music genre
Choral Music / Vocal
Length
90 mins
Lenght short
83
Director
Michael Beyer
Producers
EuroArts Music International, YLE, SFDRS
Production year
2005
Format
SD