Idéale audience


One voice and one piano, a poignant despair. Schubert’s Winter Journey with its 24 hypnotic melodies to the obsessive poetry of Wilhelm Müller is like a black monolith in the heart of German culture. This deeply introspective cycle which recounts the wanderings of a disappointed lover in a frozen landscape delves to the depths of metaphysics and ends facing death made up as a hurdy-gurdy player. William Kentridge presents his world of images for the performance of this cycle by Matthias Goerne, one of today’s most outstanding performers of Schubert.

Scriptwriter :
Poems by Wilhelm Müller

Director :
Christian Leblé

Camera :
Raphaël O'Byrn

Producer :
Production : Idéale Audience, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, producer

With the participation of Festival d'Aix en Provence, Mezzo,  Unitel Classic.

In association with Arte, Museec

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Composer(s) :
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)

Stage director :
William Kentridge

Work(s) :
Cycle of lieder for voice and piano (1827)

Cast :
Matthias Goerne, baritone

Markus Hinterhäuser, piano

Date and shoot location :
filmed at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory Aix-en-Provence, France on July 15,2014

Photo credits :
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