Wintery weather in London for Florian Boesch’s Schubert Winterreise at the Wigmore Hall. But what bliss to hear an austere interpretation that challenged assumptions !
Florian Boesch is singing Schubert’s Die Schˆne M¸llerin at the Oxford Lieder Festival on Sunday 14th October. This won’t be routine. Radically challenging conventional interpretation, Boesch says “I don’t believe it ends in suicide”
The performance at the Wigmore Hall of Schubert’s Die schˆne M¸llerin by Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau was outstanding. Over several decades, I’ve heard hundreds of performances, but this was exceptionally perceptive.
Florian Boesch and Malcolm Martineau gave the finest recital so far in the Wigmore Hall’s decade by decade series of German Song.
At the Wigmore Hall, performers can chose daring repertoire, because audiences there are unusually receptive.