Boesch and Martineau Perform Schubert Song Cycles

squareRoyal Conservatoire and Glasgow Concert Halls – April 2013

Austrian baritone Florian Boesch and Scottish pianist Malcolm Martineau are coming to Glasgow over the last weekend in April to perform Schubert’s Song Cycles. His first two song cycles Die Schoene Muellerin and Winterreise are complete opposite pieces of music. Die Schoene Muellerin is set among woods, fields and waterways and evokes a sense of a flourishing nature. Winterreise is an epic, icy northerly journey through desolate landscapes towards madness. Schubert’s third cycle Schwanengesang were the last songs that he ever wrote. Schubert did not live to prepare them for publication. His publisher collected the songs together to complete the final cycle after the composer’s death.

Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau have been exploring these works for many years and bring devastating drama and pathos, an unsettling, almost expressionist intensity to their interpretations. In the first of the three concerts they perform Die Schoene Muellerin in Stevenson Hall at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. On Friday Boesch and Martineau will return to the same venue to perform Schwanengesang.

On Saturday 27th April Florian Boesch will be giving a masterclass with students from the RCS. Boesch is one of the greatest living interpreters of Schubert’s songs – he is also a compelling speaker about them. On Saturday he will share his knowledge and experience with young performers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in a masterclass that will see them take on some of Schubert’s best-loved songs.

The finale on Sunday 28th April will see Boesch and Martineau will take to the stage of the Grand Hall in City Halls to perform Winterreise.


Die Schoene Muellerin
Thursday 25th April, 8pm
£15 (£13)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall

Friday 26th April, 8pm
£15 (£13)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Stevenson Hall

Masterclass with Florian Boesch
Saturday 27th April, 4pm
£5 (£2)
City Halls, Grand Hall

Sunday 28th April, 4pm
£15 (£13)
City Halls, Grand Hall


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