Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Fri 5 May 2017,
Sonata in E, D 157
Sonata in a, D 845
Sonata in B flat, D 960
Schubert first and last. James Lisney complements his traversal of the eleven completed piano sonatas by adding the incomplete Sonata in E from 1815 (the composer’s first surviving sonata project) as a counterpoint to the magisterial Sonata in B flat. The latter, much loved work is testament to Schubert’s profound confidence and positivity in drawing upon Beethoven’s heroic masterpieces (such as the Archduke Trio or the Emperor Concerto) without overwhelming his own unique voice. Is this, as Edith Vogel postulated, “Beethoven in heaven” – or Schubert’s commanding answer to his own question “Who can do anything after Beethoven”?
See also 17 November for the final concert in the Series.
SJE Arts International Piano Series 2017
Discount of 20%, centre tickets only, for all 4 concerts in the Schubert Series
SJE Season Tickets
Centre front £195
Centre mid £160
Centre rear £145
Side aisle (some restricted view) £100
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