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.
Poems by Wilhelm Müller
Production : Idéale Audience, Pierre-Olivier Bardet, producer
With the participation of Festival d'Aix en Provence, Mezzo, Unitel Classic.
In association with Arte, Museec
Year of production :
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Stage director :
Cycle of lieder for voice and piano (1827)
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 :