Roderick Williams, Baritone Christopher Glynn, Piano
A ‘Winter Journey’ to offer English-speaking listeners something of the experience that so shocked Schubert’s friends when he first sat down at the piano to sing them in 1827.
Roderick Williams and Christopher Glynn make a long-overdue return to the Barnes Music Festival to perform Schubert’s Winterreise, settings of poems by Müller. It is a series of songs with profound and passionate intensity: a pinnacle of the song repertoire which has fascinated performers and audiences ever since it was first heard back in 1827. They perform Jeremy Sams’ genius translation in English. An evening not to be missed!
Roderick Williams is one of this country’s most sought after baritones and is constantly in demand on the concert platform and in recital, encompassinga repertoire from the baroque to world premieres. In 2016 he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the year award. Chris Glynn is a Grammy award-winning pianist and one of the UK’s best-known accompanists and chamber musicians.