Winterreise is perhaps the greatest song cycle ever written. Franz Schubert set to music the evocative poetry of his contemporary, German lyricist Wilhelm Müller. It is a heart-rending portrayal of a winter journey full of misery and woe. This striking and unique multimedia volume brings together the achievements of Schubert and Müller with new interpretations by present-day musicians, scholars, and a photographer. The volume includes: o the complete German text of Wilhelm Müller’s twenty-four poems o a new English translation of the poems by Louise McClelland Urban o a foreword by Pulitzer Prize–winning American composer John Harbison o an introductory essay by renowned Schubert scholar Susan Youens o ninety-two stunning black and white photographs of a winter’s journey by Katrin Talbot o a compact-disc recording of the Winterreise song cycle performed by baritone Paul Rowe and pianist Martha Fischer.