Song Cycle by Franz Schubert


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.


Ben Winspear – Director

Nicholas Tolputt – Countertenor

Amanda Hodder – Piano

Marty McGrath – Director of Photography

Jason James – Lighting Designer

Peter Brennan – Editor

Eliya Cohen – Second Camera

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