Schubert’s achingly beautiful meditation on mortality for solo voice and piano, set in a world of ice and rain. Written after a diagnosis of syphilis, an effective death sentence, this music captures all the grace, longing and horror that only the doomed can truely appreciate. This great gift to humanity is ours to honour, to savour, and to revere. In an age of chronic loneliness and isolation, this music offers us the definitive statement on solitude and einsamkeit.
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Acknowledgement of Country
In recognition of the deep history and culture of this island, we wish to acknowledge the Tasmanian Aboriginal community, who are the traditional owners and continued custodians of the land and waters of lutruwita (Tasmania).