Monday, November 14, 2016

Winterreise- a Eulogy Concert for Schubert on the Anniversary of His Death

Baritone Joel Goodloe will sing with accompaniment bypianist Brian Gilling in "A Requiem in Song"

A Requiem in Song is a eulogy concert for composer Franz Schubert, who died on November 19, 1828 at the age of 31. Baritone Joel Goodloe and pianist Brian Gilling will perform Schubert’s Winterreise, or Winter’s Journey, in honor of the anniversary of the composer’s death at the First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue in Pittsburgh (Shadyside) at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 19.

 This 24-song cycle is one of the darkest and most spine-chilling works Schubert ever created. He completed the piece, setting the final poems by Wilhelm Müller, in the last year of his life as his health was rapidly fading.

The work is rife with psychological distress, obsession, anger, and distortion of reality by the main character as he makes his pilgrimage in the dead of night from the town where he leaves behind his former lover. The piece will be sung in English using Jeremy Sams’ groundbreaking new translation. This will mark the North American premiere of this unpublished text.

Joel Goodloe

Suggested donation: $10

Estimated run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes.

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