Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession Ian Bostridge Knopt 11/7/16

November 7, 2016

First of all it is a beautiful book. And it is very heavy.. They use very nice paper. If you like Schubert’s Winterreise this is the book to read. I have played many of songs in this collection and recently heard Alfred Brendel/Matthias Goerne’s performance of Winterreise at Disney Concert Hall. I believe it was one of the last performances before Brendel retired. Of course I grew up listening Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Gerald Moore recording. Many of us have very strong attachment to Winterreise and the author goes very deeply musically, historically, and artistically. I have been practicing Schubert’s Impromptu Opus posth. 142 No. 3 and it is very nice to feel closer to Winterreise which was composed in Schubert’s final month.