Winterreise Concert Poster & Image ©Catherine Kirkpatrick

Winterreise Concert Poster & Image ©Catherine Kirkpatrick

Winterreise is dark song cycle by Franz Schubert, written in 1827 when he was thirty years old. It is considered a masterpiece of song art, and evokes a maturity far beyond his years. It is ironic that the number they use to list Winterreise is D. 911.

On Wednesday, September 7th, Daniel Molkentin, Tenor, and Marcia Eckert, Piano, performed it  at Mannes The New School for Music Concert Hall. Molkentin is about thirty himself, and hopes that by learning and performing the song cycle now, it will grown in depth as the years pass.