Winterreise (Winter Journey) is a song cycle for voice and piano by Franz Schubert (D. 911, published as Op. 89 in 1828), a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller. It is the second of Schubert's two great song cycles on Müller's poems, the earlier being Die schöne Müllerin (D. 795, Op. 25, 1823).
Both were originally written for tenor voice but are frequently transposed to suit other vocal ranges – the precedent being established by Schubert himself. These two works have posed interpretative demands on listeners and performers due to their scale and structural coherence. Although Ludwig van Beethoven's cycle An die ferne Geliebte (To the Distant Beloved) had been published earlier, in 1816, Schubert's two cycles hold the foremost place in the history of the genre.
Performances & Interviews
- Schubert: Winterreissehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w7wlj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01w7wlj.jpg2014-03-26T12:12:00.000ZHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Auf dem Flusse from Schubert's Winterreisse.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01w7tkn
Schubert: WinterreisseHoward Goodall and Suzy Klein discuss Auf dem Flusse from Schubert's Winterreisse.
- Schubert's Winterreisehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05tkhnd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05tkhnd.jpg2011-03-22T13:30:00.000ZMusic lovers describe the impact of Schubert's Winterreise, 24 songs that track a journey, upon their lives. From March 2011.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/b00zlk07
Schubert's WinterreiseMusic lovers describe the impact of Schubert's Winterreise, 24 songs that track a journey, upon their lives. From March 2011.