Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

FEBRUARY 7 at 2:00 PM

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake

Coolidge Auditorium

Ian Bostridge is an artist of major prominence in the realms of opera, recitals, and orchestra engagements. Widely acclaimed as one of the greatest Lieder interpreters onstage today, he brings a masterly command of vocal nuance and style to Schubert’s late masterpiece—Winterreise—a bleak, powerfully cathartic song cycle written in the last months of the composer’s life. A young man, rejected by his beloved, wanders into the darkness of a wintry countryside, wracked by searing emotions—grief, anger, loneliness and alienation, touched with brief moments of reconciliation. After the concert, Ian Bostridge will talk about his new book, Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, followed by a booksigning. Photo credits: Simon Fowler (Bostridge); Marco Borggreve (Drake)


Winterreise, D. 911

12:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
Susan Youens, Ph.D, J.W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music, University of Notre Dame