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Winterreise, Dortmund

Sat 23 March 2024
8:00 pm, Dortmund Concert Hall

Tenor Allan Clayton joins us in Dortmund for Zender’s chamber arrangement of Schubert’s song-cycle.

“A work like Winterreise is an icon of our musical tradition, one of the great masterpieces of Europe. Do you do it justice if you only present it in the form that is usual today – two gentlemen in tails, Steinway, a usually very large hall –?” asks Hans Zender in a commentary on a “composed interpretation” of Schubert’s famous song cycle. Through his arrangement for chamber orchestra including guitar, soprano saxophone and accordion as well as the play with timbres, tempi, text and musical repetitions, he creates a new perspective on this masterpiece.