Schubert’s 24-song cycle Winterreise, completed while he lay dying at the age of 31, has been called his “swansong” and the “defining masterpiece” of the Lieder genre.
Reinterpreted many times since its first performance in 1828, the cycle –– in which a young but world-weary narrator recounts his rejection by his fiancée and charts his psychological development as he journeys through a stark winter landscape –– has now been translated into a contemporary English version by the Scottish translator-singer Thomas Beavitt.
As well as presenting a literary, singable and contemporary English version of the classic cycle, Winter Journeyman encompasses a new musical interpretation by the award-winning Russian pianist Alexander Polyakov and singer Thomas Beavitt, accompanied by a series of visual interpretations by Chisha Paszczyk.
If you are interested in booking a concert performance of Winter Journeyman or helping to promote a tour, please contact Thomas Beavitt (English) or Alexander Polyakov (Russian).
Winter Journeyman sheet music
Winter Journeyman (YouTube playlist)
Winter Journeyman – Premiere
Translating Schubert’s Winterreise: Sense and Singability
Winterreise | Winter Journeyman
Franz “Emo” Schubert’s Winter Journeyman – Thomas Beavitt at Dom Muzyki [House of Music]
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