Schubert Schwanengesang, D957
Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside conclude their three-year project bringing the finest Schubert song cycles to Buxton. After sold-out performances of Die schöne Müllerin in 2017 and Winterreise in 2018, they conclude with Schwanengesang. The songs which make up this collection were all written towards the end Schubert’s life. Schwanengesang was collated and published a few months after Schubert’s death by the publisher Tobias Haslinger, who also gave the work its title.
Roderick Williams won the Singer of the Year Award in the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and was awarded the OBE for services to music in June 2017. Iain Burnside was for many years a presenter on BBC Radio 3, fronting the weekly song-orientated show Voices for which he won a Sony Radio Award.