Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel

Running time: 7'

Production: AT 2015

To separate imagination from reality is, in the case of Gretchen, who is brooding over her love for Faust, nearly impossible. The girl's feelings keep going to and fro between passion and panicked despair. What we see in the foreground, therefore, is the basic principle that connects slowing down and accelerating – one upon which Franz Schubert’s ingenious composition “Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel” has been created.



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