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Schubert's winter journey (2015)

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Faber & Faber 2015. Hardback with clipped d/j in very good condition - some light wear/ creasing to edges of jacket otherwise book is fine.

Ian Bostridge's acclaimed study of Schubert's Winterreise - as heard on BBC Radio 4.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 his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, Ian Bostridge - one of the work's finest interpreters - focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work which is possibly the greatest landmark in the history of Lieder. Drawing equally on his vast experience of performing this work (he has performed it more than a hundred times), on his musical knowledge and on his training as a scholar, Bostridge unpicks the enigmas and subtle meaning of each of the twenty-four songs to explore for us the world Schubert inhabited, bringing the work and its world alive for connoisseurs and new listeners alike. Originally intended to be sung to an intimate gathering, performances ofWinterreise now pack the greatest concert halls around the world. Though not strictly a biography of Schubert, Schubert's Winter Journey succeeds in offering an unparalleled insight into the mind and work of the great composer.

Item details

Author(s):
Ian Bostridge
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14cm by 18.18.2cm by 3.8cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571282806
ISBN-13:
9780571282807
Number of pages:
502
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Title:
Schubert's winter journey

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Faber & Faber 2015. Hardback with clipped d/j in very good condition - some light wear/ creasing to edges of jacket otherwise book is fine.

Ian Bostridge's acclaimed study of Schubert's Winterreise - as heard on BBC Radio 4.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 his new book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, Ian Bostridge - one of the work's finest interpreters - focusses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work which is possibly the greatest landmark in the history of Lieder. Drawing equally on his vast experience of performing this work (he has performed it more than a hundred times), on his musical knowledge and on his training as a scholar, Bostridge unpicks the enigmas and subtle meaning of each of the twenty-four songs to explore for us the world Schubert inhabited, bringing the work and its world alive for connoisseurs and new listeners alike. Originally intended to be sung to an intimate gathering, performances ofWinterreise now pack the greatest concert halls around the world. Though not strictly a biography of Schubert, Schubert's Winter Journey succeeds in offering an unparalleled insight into the mind and work of the great composer.

Author(s):
Ian Bostridge
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14cm by 18.18.2cm by 3.8cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0571282806
ISBN-13:
9780571282807
Number of pages:
502
Publisher:
Faber & Faber
Title:
Schubert's winter journey

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