Schubert’s <em>Winterreise</em> and Classical Twilight, 1820–1830

Caspar David Friedrich (1774–1840), Wanderer Above the Sea of Mist, 1818, oil on canvas. Hamburger Kunsthalle; public domain

Encounter II

Schubert’s Winterreise and Classical Twilight, 1820–1830

Winterreise, composed over roughly the final year and a half of Schubert’s life, not only stands as the crowning achievement of the composer’s oeuvre of lieder, it ranks among the greatest triumphs of the Western canon at large. As a complement to Concert Program III, returning Encounter Leader Michael Parloff considers this singular masterpiece and its enduring resonance as well as Schubert’s relationship with Beethoven, the other great luminary of the 1820s.


Thursday 18Jul 2019
  • Schubert’s Winterreise and Classical Twilight, 1820–1830

    7:30 PM

    Tickets: $52 full price; $25 under age thirty

  • Prelude Performance IV*

    5:00 PM

    Tickets: Free

  • * Prelude Performances and Koret Young Performers Concerts feature young artists from the Chamber Music Institute. Admission is free. read more