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Wonderful Lieder recital ends Schubertiade at St Andrew’s, with powerful case for more

By , 05/06/2016
I got to four of the five concerts in this splendid little Schubert Festival which I like to refer to as a Schubertiade. I know of no other such social/musical circle that formed spontaneously around a living composer; the sure sign that not only did plenty of people in the Vienna of the 1820s recognize Schubert’s enormous gifts, but they actually loved the guy. The most famous contemporary version of... read more

Schubert’s Chamber Music Swan-Song at St.Andrew’s

By , 05/06/2016
It's almost inconceivable that a "Schubertiade" of the kind organized here at St.Andrew's-on-the-Terrace would not include the composer's last and greatest chamber music work. This, of course, is the String Quintet in C Major D.958, which was completed just two months before Schubert's death, a work he never heard performed. In fact it had to wait until 1850 for its first public performance, and another three years before it... read more

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