Dragana Jeremić-Molnar

Lied: From Hausmusik to Film. On the example of Franz Schubert's Winterreise

Abstract: The inspiration to write this article came from a personal experience. A few years ago, I bought a successful visualization of Franz Schubert's Lieder cycle Winterreise, issued on DVD. This affected me in two ways: first, I began to develop a strong interest in this kind of approach, to a basically non-dramatic work (and continued my search for similar DVD products) and secondly, as a result of watching Schubert's Lieder, I almost stopped enjoying Winterreise in the usual way - by only listening to it. This acceptance of a newly invented, different mode of Lieder presentation made me wonder about the reasons that inspire various artists to enrich Winterreise with new layers and to supplement it with a scenic dimension. I was in the position to analyze the achievements of such artists (in the third part of this article) only after I had examined the attitude towards the performance in the first part) and his own contribution to the disclosure of Winterreise's dramatic potentialities (in the second part).

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