As I have been working on this Winterreise project I have come across so many wonderful videos, recordings, and webpages. Since I didn't find a place for all of them in my previous blog posts I thought now would be a good time to share some of them with you.
Here are some interesting webpages with a brief description of each:
- Illustrations for Winterreise: by the famous singer, Lotte Lehman - I was fascinated to learn that she created a full set of illustrations to represent each of the songs in Winterreise.
- GOpera's site on Winterreise: a collection of resources about the cycle including translations, lists of recordings, and links to relevant articles
- Jordan Eldredge's Winterreise blog: a blog all about Winterreise with links to essays, articles, reviews, scores, videos, and more
- Digital images of Schubert's autograph manuscript for Winterreise: I've referred to this manuscript many, many times in order to make my own interpretation of Schubert's intentions regarding dotted rhythms, accents, dynamics, etc... It is chilling to me to be able to view this - truly an amazing resource! I couldn't put a direct link in so you will need to search for it in the database first. I recommend clicking on the link on the left, "All titles and Deutsch numbers," and then scrolling down and clicking on the link for "D. 911 Winterreise." It's worth it!
- Barry Mitchell's poetic translation of Winterreise: a thoughtful poetic translation that I referred to frequently in order to get another view of the text
- The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts site's translation of Winterreise: another translation
I also spent a lot of time on youtube and on my channel I have put together several playlists that I thought might be helpful or interesting.
- Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake : beautifully filmed with minimal staging
- Rheinhard Lehninger and Ilse Schumann: thoughtful pairing of the songs with photographs and film
- Videos of various singers
- Staged versions
- Hans Zender's orchestrated re-working of Winterreise: Zender's re-working is a bit controversial and purists tend not to like this but I find it fascinating. It brings to my attention some of the word painting and atmospheric writing Schubert used in writing the cycle
Here are some videos that I find interesting or funny as well. First are clips from two dance interpretations:
And in spite of youtube's title being incorrect, here is an interesting interpretation of the final song, "Der Leiermann (The Organ-grinder):
The following one is especially in honor of my father, who played the guitar while I was growing up:
Last but not least, here are two hilarious videos created by a group called "The Three Pianos."
With all this said, I want to re-invite everyone to our performance of this incredible song-cycle this coming Friday evening.
Friday, October 15, at 8pm
Recital Salon in the Squire's Student Center
Campus of Virginia Tech
We'd love to see you there!