Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Libby Burgess piano
Schubert Die schöne Müllerin
The second stop in our Schubert Odyssey sees exceptional tenor Nicholas Mulroy, hailed for his impassioned storytelling as Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion at the 2017 BBC Proms, join Libby Burgess in Die schöne Müllerin.
Perhaps the best-known of Schubert’s song cycles, it tells the tale of a young lad stepping out into the world full of optimism, only to meet with bitter disappointment when the beautiful miller’s daughter fails even to notice him. Heartbroken, he is ultimately driven to despair, and Schubert mirrors every step of his gradual mental descent in some of his finest music.