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Schubert: Winterreise (Winter Journey)

William Kentridge (Stage direction and visual creation) – With Matthias Goerne (baritone) and Markus Hinterhäuser (piano) – Aix-en-Provence Festival

Discover a milestone of the 2014 edition of the Aix-en-Provence festival: a Winter Journey performed by Matthias Goerne et Markus Hinterhaüser, and featuring 24 videos especially made for Schubert's Lieder by the South-African artist William Kentridge.

William Kentridge is a global artist, and is as well-at-ease as a designer as he is as a stage director. His works are exhibited and shown worldwide, in the most prestigious museums and festivals. These years, he has been working on the relationship between the sound and the image; now he proposes a video work nurtered by Schubert's Winterreise (Winter Journey), a cycle of Lieder based on texts by the Romantic poet Wilhelm Müller.

Matthias Goerne is one of the most eminent specialists of the Schubert Lieder. From the Goethe Lieder in 1997 to Wandrers Nachtlied in 2014, he has recorded an impressive amount of quality Schubert albums, including Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, Schwanengesang, Sehnsucht, An Mein Herz and many others. He is currently recording a series of 11 CDs dedicated to the composer's Lieder on the Harmonia Mundi label. He is undoubtedly the perfect guest for this exceptional rendition of Winterreise, recorded at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and performed along with the Austrian pianist Markus Hinterhäuser, director of the Wiener Festwochen and future director of the Salzburger Festspiele. This production of Winterreise is meant to tour throughout the world, and has notably been performed in Alice Tully Hall in New York in November 2014.

New production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. In coproduction with Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen/Niedersächsische Musiktage (Hannover), Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Opéra de Lille, Lincoln Center (New York).

Picture: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2014 © Patrick Berger/ArtcomArt

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Broadcast date : July 15, 2014, 6 p.m.

William Kentridge stage director, stage design, visual creation
Sabine Theunissen stage design
Greta Goiris costumes
Herman Sorgeloos lighting
Snezana Marovic video editor
Kim Gunning video operator


Matthias Goerne baritone
Markus Hinterhäuser piano

Movie director : Christian Leblé

Locations : Aix-en-Provence Festival (Aix-en-Provence, France), Auditorium, Darius Milhaud Conservatoire (Aix-en-Provence, France)
Production : A production of IDEALE AUDIENCE in coproduction with the FESTIVAL d’AIX-EN-PROVENCE, MEZZO, UNITEL, with the participation of ARTE France, MEDICI, CLASSICA.



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