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LIFE Victoria: The First Winter Journey

Monday 26 October - 20:00

Of all the cycles that exist, it doesn’t seem too far-fetched to say that Winterreise is the most popular. Not so much for its musical theme or language—which are eternal and boundless—but for the number of times it has been performed in auditoriums and concert halls. Schubert’s cycle is in good health when we consider the number of times it gets performed around the world, which is why it seems almost ironic that Winterreise hasn’t been included in the previous seven editions of LIFE Victoria.

There are two possible interpretations: an evident historical deficit on the part of the Festival or its commitment to new programmes and repertoires not included in other circuits. Whatever the case, there couldn’t be an edition devoted to the journey—spiritual and physical—without it, so in this 2020-21 Festival, the Winterreise cycle will have a particular importance, approached from various perspectives and vocal tessituras.

This first winter journey, however, will be approached from the classical perspective of baritone and piano, with upcoming talent Samuel Hasselhorn and experienced pianist Malcolm Martineau, who recently offered this programme at the Musikverein in Vienna.


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