Sparse accompaniment and simple, concise musical discourse intensify the expressive impact of Schubert’s Wintereisse, the composer’s final song cycle performed by tenor Ian Bostridge, a master of the lied. As a triumphant counterpart to Wintereisse’s dramatic tableaux: the heroic vigour and optimism of the composer’s last, spectacular Symphony no. 9.
Pre-concert: Schubert, Piano Sonata no. 18 in G major, D. 894
Schubert, Winterreise (Winter Journey), D. 911, excerpts
Schubert, Symphony no. 9 in C major, D. 944 “The Great”