11 Ticket £22.00. Concession £20.00, unreserved £12.00.
June 17, 2023 at 9:30pm. Duration: 80 MINUTES
St Magnus Cathedral, Broad St, Kirkwall KW15 1NX
Ragazze String Quartet
Rosa Arnold Violin
Jeanita Vriens-van Tongeren Violin
Annemijn Bergkotte Viola
Rebecca Wise Cello
Maarten Koningsberger Baritone
Schubert Die Winterreise Op. 89 (Arr. Wim ten Have)
Schubert’s iconic song cycle is of course normally performed with piano. Here, in this atmospheric arrangement by Dutch composer Wim ten Have, we hear new colours and atmosphere which go beyond the percussive sound of the piano. Schubert’s song cycle is a setting of poems by Wilhelm Müller and is a vivid portrait of the human heart pained by love lost and on a metaphorical journey towards winter. The Ragazze Quartet’s version with Maarten Koningsberger is a powerful, arresting and deeply involving account of this well known work.