Ian Bostridge & Rostislav Krimer
F. Schubert "Winterreise"
"Great Masters at the Beethoven House Bonn"
Ian Bostridge
East-West-Festival NRW


As part of the East-West Festival NRW, which is dedicated to the theme of peace, on October 13, 2023, the British tenor Ian Bostridge and the Belarusian pianist and conductor Rostislav Krimer presented Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise.” Bostridge’s intensive exploration of this cycle of 24 “horryfying songs” was demonstrated by his 2015 monograph “Schubert’s Winterreise,” whose original title is “Schubert’s Winter Journey – Anatomy of an Obsession.” The monograph not only provides detailed considerations on performance but also explains historical backgrounds. Ian Bostridge’s willful interpretation of the song cycle with Rostislav Krimer on the historic 1859 Blüthner grand piano impressed the audience…” continue