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Schubert's winter journey : anatomy of an obsession

Author: Ian Bostridge
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Draws on the author's first-hand experience with Franz Schubert's "Winterreise," his musical knowledge, and his training as a scholar to explore the meanings of the songs comprising this masterpiece, one of the greatest pieces of music ever written for the male solo voice.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Franz Schubert; Franz Schubert
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Bostridge
ISBN: 9780307961631 030796163X 9780571282814 0571282814
OCLC Number: 880689816
Description: xxi, 502 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), music ; 19 cm
Contents: Gute Nacht = Good night --
Die Wetterfahne = The weathervane --
Gefrorne Tränen = Frozen tears --
Erstarrung = Frozen stiff --
Der Lindenbaum = The linden tree --
Wasserflut = Flood --
Auf dem Flusse = On the stream --
Rückblick = Backwards glance --
Irrlicht = Will-o'-the-wisp --
Rast = Rest --
Frühlingstraum = Dream of spring --
Einsamkeit = Loneliness --
Die Post = The post --
Der greise Kopf = The old man's head --
Die Krähe = The crow --
Letzte Hoffnung = Last hope --
Im Dorfe = In the village --
Der stürmische Morgen = The stormy morning --
Täuschung = Delusion --
Der Wegweiser = The signpost --
Das Wirtshaus = The inn --
Mut = Courage --
Die Nebensonnen = The mock suns --
Die Leiermann = The hurdy-gurdy man --
Responsibility: Ian Bostridge.
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Franz Schubert's Winterreise is at the same time one of the most powerful and one of the most enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture. In this book, the author - one of the work's finest  Read more...


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