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Winter Wanderer

Horatio Clare takes a sound walk through a German forest in the tradition of the Wanderer, a figure celebrated in 19th-century Romantic art, music and literature.

Join travel writer Horatio Clare as he wanders in the forest somewhere in Germany, a real-time recording where you can experience the magic and mystery of walking deep into dense woodland, from the comfort of your armchair.
The Wanderer is a figure celebrated in 19th Century Romantic art, music and literature, and especially in Germany and Austria, in the writings of Goethe and other poets, and the songs of Schubert and Mahler. As Horatio wanders in the woods, you will hear his acute observations of the natural environment as he explores its sights, sounds and sensations (perhaps getting lost along the way). Also you’ll hear from some of the great writers who have celebrated wandering in Nature, not just Goethe but also novelist Herman Hesse and the English Romantic poet Coleridge, who also walked in Germany’s forests; and music will accompany Horatio’s thoughts too – Schubert’s great song-cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey) will be a thread, along with other music, from the folk song Spenser the Rover to Mahler’s epic orchestral songs.
There will be thoughts about the dying embers of the day and of the year, and of coming home from travels in time for Christmas.
The walk will begin from the village of Holzbronn in the Black Forest, West of Stuttgart, but Horatio will wander freely from there into the forest.

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Last on

Christmas Eve 2018 16:30

Music Played

  • Joachim Raff

    Symphony no.3: Dance of the Dryads

    Orchestra: Štátna filharmónia Košice. Conductor: Urs Schneider.
    • Marco Polo.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Wanderer, S.558 No.11

    Performer: İdil Biret.
    • Naxos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Gute Nacht

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Joachim Raff

    Symphony no.3: By Day (1st movement)

    Orchestra: Štátna filharmónia Košice. Conductor: Urs Schneider.
    • Marco Polo.
  • Edward Elgar

    The Wanderer

    Choir: London Symphony Chorus. Conductor: Vernon Handley.
    • Hyperion.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Der Lindenbaum

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Violin Sonata (3rd movement: Perpetuum Mobile)

    Performer: Janine Jansen. Performer: Itamar Golan.
    • Decca.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Rückblick

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Williams

    Harry's Wondrous World

    Orchestra: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: James Fitzpatrick.
    • Silva Screen.
  • Kate Rusby

    Wandering Soul

    Performer: Kate Rusby. Performer: Dick Gaughan. Performer: Eddi Reader. Performer: Ron Block.
    • 20.
    • Mighty Village.
    • 6.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: Ging heut' morgen uber's feld

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream (Scherzo)

    Orchestra: City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Edward Gardner.
    • Chandos.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Rast

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Die Krähe

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Joachim Raff

    Symphony no.3: Dreaming

    Orchestra: Štátna filharmónia Košice. Conductor: Urs Schneider.
    • Marco Polo.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Täuschung

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Gustav Mahler

    Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen: Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht

    Singer: Christian Gerhaher. Orchestra: Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. Conductor: Kent Nagano.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Der Wegweiser

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Viacheslav Grokhovsky

    The Enchanted Wanderer

    Orchestra: Great Symphony Orchestra of the All-Union Radio. Conductor: Viacheslav Grokhovsky.
    • Campion.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): Mut

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • Georges Auric

    Dans la Foret (from La Belle et la Bete)

    Orchestra: Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Adriano.
    • Naxos.
  • Hildegard Westerkamp

    Beneath the Forest Floor (excerpt)

    Performer: Hildegard Westerkamp.
    • Transformations.
    • Empreintes Digitales.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise (D.911): der Leiermann

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Jonas Kaufmann.
    • Sony Classical.
  • John Martyn

    Spencer The Rover

    Performer: John Martyn.
    • Spencer The Rover.
    • Island.
    • 9.

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