21 – 31 May 2015, Hay-on-Wye
Ian Bostridge
Ian Bostridge
Sat 23 May 2015 Hay Festival
Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

Franz Schubert’s Winterreise is known as one of the most powerful and enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture.

In conversation with broadcaster Tom Service at Hay, Ian Bostridge unpicked the enigmas and subtle meanings of each of the 24 songs and revealed the context, resonance and personal significance of a work that is possibly the greatest landmark in the history of Lieder.

In this clip he discusses inspirational pictures such as Georges de La Tour's painting of a blind hurdy-gurdy player.

Franz Schubert’s Winterreise is known as one of the most powerful and enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture.

In conversation with broadcaster Tom Service at Hay, Ian Bostridge unpicked the enigmas and subtle meanings of each of the 24 songs and revealed the context, resonance and personal significance of a work that is possibly the greatest landmark in the history of Lieder.

In this clip he discusses inspirational pictures such as Georges de La Tour's painting of a blind hurdy-gurdy player.

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