Ian Bostridge is one of the most outstanding singers of our time; celebrated for both the quality of his voice and for the exceptional intelligence he brings to musical interpretation.
Having made numerous award-winning recordings of opera and song he has now turned his attentions to interpreting one of the most powerful and enigmatic masterpieces in Western culture, Schubert’s Winterreise.
His new book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, focuses on the context, resonance and personal significance of a work that is possibly the greatest landmark in the history of Lieder, bringing it to life for connoisseurs and new listeners alike. It is a journey through the whole gamut of human emotion – each one focussed into its perfect perfect expression in miniature, while its themes remain sweeping and eternal.
Ian Bostridge’s wide ranging perspective as both singer and historian only serves to intensify further the ‘Winterreise Experience’. A true masterpiece explored by one of the greatest Lieder interpreters today.