Schubert’s “Winterreise” with Christian Elsner and Simon Rattle

Sir Simon Rattle sees Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise as a major inspiration for later composers such as Mahler and Schoenberg. In its subjective yet sensitive treatment, Hans Zender’s adaptation of the work for voice and 24 instrumentalists brings out the modern aspects of Schubert’s music. In November 2014, Rattle, the tenor Christian Elsner and members of the Karajan Academy performed Zender’s 1993 “composed interpretation”.

Sir Simon Rattle

Christian Elsner

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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Sir Simon Rattle Chief conductor 2002–2018
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