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Mark Padmore - Schubert's Winterreise

Live from Wilton Church in Wiltshire, Martin Handley presents a concert featuring tenor Mark Padmore and pianist Simon Lepper performing Schubert's late song cycle Winterreise.

Live from Wilton Church, Wiltshire
Presented by Martin Handley

Schubert: Winterreise (D. 911)

Mark Padmore (tenor)
Simon Lepper (piano)

Into the heart of darkness: the 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller which constitute Schubert's great, late, song-cycle form a monologue which traces the arc of a failed love affair and the desperate loneliness that ensues in its wake, a winter journey enacted amidst the darkness of a bleak frozen landscape. It is a piece which - in the words of one great lieder singer - you must be haunted by in order to sing it, and Mark Padmore's performance of it, sung without a break, comes following his commercial recording which won the 2010 Gramophone Solo Vocal Award.

[NB: no interval].

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Mark Padmore & Simon Lepper

    • Franz Schubert

      Winterreise D.911

      Performer: Mark Padmore Performer: Simon Lepper

  • Eugen d’Albert

    Overture to 'Esther' Op 8

  • Frederic Lamond

    Symphony in A major Op 3

  • Sir Donald Francis Tovey

    Maestoso, Andante ma con moto

  • Trad

    An Eriskay Love Lilt

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