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Schubert’s Winterreise: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook

Friday 7 June 2024

St Paul's Church, Clifton

Tickets: £21.80
Including Bristol Beacon booking fee

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Two of the world’s most sought-after Art Song specialists, tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook, headline this year’s Clifton International Festival of Music with Schubert’s emotionally profound song cycle Winterreise.


Described as the pinnacle of the German Lied tradition, Schubert’s haunting setting of 24 songs charts a wanderer’s journey through harsh and foreboding winter landscapes. Plumbing the depths of lost love, loneliness and existential despair, Schubert, arguably the most literary of all composers, brings Müller’s poetry most vividly to life with his beautifully crafted melodies and emotive harmonic language.


“James Gilchrist is unsurpassed among lyric tenors”

- The Independent


“Anna Tilbrook is an outstanding accompanist: discreet when necessary, but also able to make the simplest phrase or chordal progression tell without a touch of exaggeration.”

- BBC Music Magazine

James Gilchrist Tenor

Anna Tilbrook Piano


Franz Schubert Winterreise

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