Category Archives: Franz Schubert

Reflections on the Final Piano Sonatas of Franz Schubert

Originally posted on HENDRIK SLEGTENHORST:
It is said the last three piano sonatas of Schubert are suffused with premonitions of his death. It may be so, but the contemplation is often sweet, as if Schubert cannot help being so in…

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How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time

How Music Hijacks Our Perception of Time: A composer details how music works its magic on our brains. By Jonathan Berger. One evening, some 40 years ago, I got lost in time. I was at a performance of Schubert’s String … Continue reading

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Schubertiad- poem by Fiona Sampson

Schubertiad- poem by Fiona Sampson Schubertiad After the String Quintet in C, D956 One moment before it starts – one breath. Light stills in the meadow, stalls at oaks and the river’s silver line. For an instant your stomach turns … Continue reading

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Blog series on Schubert’s song cycle, “Winterreise” -Beyond The Notes

Blog series on Schubert’s song cycle, “Winterreise” -Beyond The Notes A great blog which discusses Schubert’s Winterreise. Here is one post: A lesson in painting with music: Winterreise’s “Letzte Hoffnung (Last Hope)“ Throughout this song cycle we have seen many … Continue reading

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Franz Schubert on Original Conrad Graf 1835 Piano

Franz Schubert on Original Conrad Graf 1835 Piano “Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Major, Op. 53, D. 850, “Gasteiner Sonate”: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace” played by Malcolm Bilson.

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András Schiff review – Schubert as we have never heard

András Schiff review – Schubert as we have never heard. The pianist’s recital of two of Schubert’s most searching sonatas on a 1820s fortepiano brought extraordinary illumination and revelations. By Andrew Clements. It’s a number of years since András Schiff … Continue reading

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Free online course about Schubert’s Lieder-Settings of Goethe’s poems

Free online course about Schubert’s Lieder- Settings of Goethe’s poems This unit looks at a selection of short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as … Continue reading

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