Stewart Kelly & Markus Matheis - Wintereisse

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Stewart Kelly


Experience one of the definitive works of Romantic music

About Stewart Kelly

Pianist Stewart Kelly partners with the finest musicians for masterworks that take us to the very corners of human experience. Not only are Stewart’s concerts hugely entertaining, they also put us in touch with that other great power of music: to help us discover who we are and why this is so.

About this concert

As autumn turns to winter in Melbourne, come with tenor Douglas Kelly and pianist Stewart Kelly on Franz Schubert’s Winterreise (Winter Journey), a storytelling masterpiece composed in the final months of his life. From the outset, our protagonist is in despair as he departs his lover for reasons unknown. Over 24 songs, breathtaking settings of poems by Wilhelm Müller reflect his vast range of emotions as he attempts to find a path forward. Vocally virtuosic, musically demanding and emotionally overwhelming, don’t miss this rare chance to hear this extraordinary piece, one of the definitive works of Romantic music.

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Douglas Kelly tenor
Stewart Kelly piano


Franz Schubert
Winterreise, D.911


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2021

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.