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Copyright: Andreas Heise

Schubert: Winterreise - A danced song cycle (premiere)

Music

Franz Schubert: “Winterreise,” op. 89, D 911

Soprano: Juliane Banse
Piano: Alexander Krichel
Dancer: István Simon
Choreography: Andreas Heise

Prices: 26 Euro | 20 Euro

In 1827, one year before his death, Franz Schubert set texts by Wilhelm Müller to music, giving rise to “Winterreise.” What Schubert introduced to his friends as a “cycle of terrifying songs” is now one of the most performed and recorded song cycles today. Instead of a baritone, soprano Juliane Banse will interpret the cycle. Alongside Banse, István Simon will dance to the piano accompaniment of our former stART artist Alexander Krichel. “The break with classical performance tradition and the new constellation offer another approach to the music, allowing us to tell the story from different perspectives,” says choreographer Andreas Heise.

Comprised of 24 songs for voice and piano, “Winterreise” does not have a clear plot. The emphasis is on thoughts and emotions: fear, loneliness and pain, but also love, dreams and hope. The pianist joins the singer and dancer, accompanying them on their journey.

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