With Thomas Stumpf, piano. Schubert’s exquisitely-wrought, searingly self-aware song cycle grappling with meaning and absurdity in the face of loss.
Said Schubert: “Come over to Schober’s today and I will sing you a cycle of horrifying songs. I am anxious to know what you will say about them. They have cost me more effort than any of my other songs … I like these songs more than all the rest, and you will come to like them as well.”
“Horrifying”? Maybe you will come to like them.
(Photo: Sun Dogs (Nebensonnen) by Erik Axdahl)