'I'm at an end with all dreams/why should I linger among the sleepers?' Ian Bostridge discovers how Schubert challenged social and political order in his masterpiece, Winterreise.
Award-winning tenor Ian Bostridge explores Franz Schubert's song-cycle masterpiece Winterreise, Winter's Journey. Drawing upon his experience as a performer, on his musical knowledge and on his training as a scholar, Bostridge unpicks the enigmas and subtle meanings behind the songs to explore the world Schubert inhabited.
"I'm at an end with all dreams / why should I linger among the sleepers?" In this episode, he looks at the ways in which Schubert used his composition to challenge the social and political order of his day, focusing on two songs: "Im Dorfe" (In The Village) and "Tauschung" (Deception).
Written and read by Ian Bostridge
Abridged by Laurence Wareing
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.