Schubert Winterreise





Winterreise is a cycle of 24 songs that Schubert wrote in 1827 based on a text by Wilhelm Müller. The narrative character in Winterreise is a young man. After losing a loved one, he travels through a winter landscape, searching for peace, but haunted and haunted by memories. He eventually finds peace of mind when he meets Leiermann (death) on a frozen lake. Winterreise is one of those masterpieces that touches you deep inside.

Christianne Stotijn: 'Winterreise, like Mahler's Lied von der Erde and Urlicht, is a work that has been traveling with me for 25 years. The very first time I heard my teacher Udo Reinemann sing it and the second time he sang it completely differently with different tempi. I saw that the piece grows along with it, shapes with it, is rooted in distant depths or is a comfort in this turbulent existence.'

Pianist and composer Hans Eijsackers is one of the most sought-after song pianists in the Netherlands. He studied with Gérard van Blerk, Jan Wijn and György Sebok, among others. In 1992 he obtained his diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam. He was, among other things, a prize winner of the Princess Christina Competition