Monday, January 26, 2015

Contest: Join us for Harvard Book Store’s author event, Feb. 4!

BLO is excited to share with you Harvard Book Store’s upcoming event with author and tenor Ian Bostridge—and we’re giving away a limited number of free tickets!

Who, What, Where, When, and Why:
On Wednesday, February 4 at 6:00pm, tenor Ian Bostridge will discuss his book, Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession, at the Brattle Theatre at 40 Brattle Street in Cambridge as part of the Harvard Book Store author series. Learn more here.

Score a free ticket from BLO!
As a co-promoter of the event, BLO is giving away several free tickets, and we’re holding a contest to decide who the lucky attendees will be! To enter, simply visit BLO on Facebook, Twitter, or send us an email to with your answer to the question:

What’s your favorite piece of classical music that celebrates a season and why?

Feel free to share a video or anecdote about your pick!

Entries are due by midnight on Thursday, January 29. Winners will be randomly selected on Friday, January 30.

We’re looking forward to sharing our favorites and learning more about Schubert’s great work on February 4!

More about Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession:
An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece.

Drawing equally on his vast experience performing this work (he has sung it more than one hundred times), on his musical knowledge, and on his training as a scholar, Bostridge teases out the enigmas and subtle meanings of each of the twenty-four lyrics to explore for us the world Schubert inhabited, his biography and psychological makeup, the historical and political pressures within which he became one of the world’s greatest composers, and the continuing resonances and affinities that our ears still detect today, making Schubert’s wanderer our mirror.

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