James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook
Saturday 17 July at 4pm & 8pm 1 hr 20 Tickets £25 (conc. £15)
Schubert ~ Winterreise, D911
James Gilchrist, Tenor
Anna Tilbrook, Piano
Schubert described Winterreise (‘Winter Journey’) to a friend as “a cycle of terrifying songs that please me more than all the rest, and in time they will please you too.” Wilhelm Müller’s poems depict a solitary individual amid nature at its cruellest and coldest as the singer descends towards personal desolation. It is a bleak vision, and yet James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook are renowned for finding warmth and piercing beauty even in this extraordinary dark story.
James Gilchrist is widely regarded as an exceptional interpreter of song repertoire and for establishing a deep rapport with audiences in his spell-binding recitals.
“ …remarkable virtuosity on the part of both performers.” –International Records Review