Sunday, March 26, 2017

a meditation on Schubert's WINTERREISE

Franz Schubert died at the age of 31.

When I listen to his works, a condition of reverence permeates my brain -- a spontaneous, natural hallowing of his memory. He conjured music of deathless beauty. His songs are exquisite spells of melancholy.

I think this book is a good thing, a well-written and thorough appreciation of the great song cycle Winterreise:


  1. Ever since I watched an interview of Ian Bostridge, I have been curious about this book.

    1. I think it's an unusal and worthwhile thing. It's more about personal and metaphysical
      reflections than about technical and scholarly evaluations.