"As a stranger I arrived/as a stranger I shall leave"
The pianist who was described as a "poet" by the New York Times is the best accompanist that could be for these verses by Wilhelm Müller. The German poet depicts Romantics torments and spleen at the beginning of the XIXth century, in the same style as a Musset. The winter symbolizes here death that would hit Schubert at the age of 30, only one year after the release of this Lieder cycle.
This concert, recorded on the 31st of July in Verbier, was broadcast on medici.tv on August 1, 2012.
2012 Verbier Festival
Sylvain Cambreling, Ursel Hermann – Susan Graham (Sesto), Christoph Prégardien (Tito)
Récital à la Cité de la musique