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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Spring into Winterreise
Ian Bostridge will be performing Schubert's glorious, daunting "Winterreise" at Schenectady's Union College Memorial Chapel at 3 PM Sunday, April 19, with pianist WenWen Du. Bostridge has written a book -- Schubert's Winter Journey -- that introduces the song cycle and his relationship with it, but here's a lecture that he gave last fall that covers the gist of it, to get you ready for Sunday.