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SCHUBERT: Winter Journey (English translation of Die Winterreise)
Music in the Round is delighted to offer a fascinating opportunity to hear Schubert’s great song cycle in English just a week before our concert in Sheffield (performed in German). Join Roddy at Cast, Doncaster’s wonderful new arts venue, for his performance of Jeremy Sams’ impressive new translation.
Schubert described Die Winterreise to a friend as “a cycle of terrifying songs” that “please me more than all the rest, and in time they will please you too.” Wilhelm Müller’s poems depict a solitary individual amid nature at its cruellest and coldest: it’s a vision of numbing intensity expressed in music that is by turns bold and desolate. The singer’s journey proceeds relentlessly towards desolation, alleviated only by shards of piercing beauty along the way that merely highlight the descent into a personal hell.
“Roderick Williams imbued each song with myriad colourful nuances, his rich, burnished baritone lovely throughout the evening.” New York Times
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
*Ticket price includes a 50p booking fee.