2. Late Schubert

Saturday 29 May to Tuesday 1 June 2021

2 days

8:00 pm

Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam / Online


Our second concert moves from late Beethoven to late Schubert and the valedictory mood of his stupendous last piano sonata. Here we all know that we have reached endgame in Schubert’s battle with the black angel. This epic first movement opens with a theme that defies time with its unhurried flow and noble solemnity. Perhaps Schubert learnt from Beethoven the skill that enabled him to hold together the enormous spans of works like this overwhelming last Sonata. A particular joy is his ability to sing out in his Finales as though he had not a care in the world. He shows this same unworried tunefulness in this group of Impromptus that were composed between the two halves of Winterreise whose grim tale scarcely darkens these four glorious miniatures.

2. Late Schubert_Programme Notes

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European Broadcast 8pm Irish Standard Time
North American Broadcast 8pm ET (1am Irish Standard Time)

On Demand will become available after the conclusion of the North American broadcast for 48 hours (29 May 2am – 1 June 2am IST)

All works performed by Alexei Grynyuk

Composer Work
Franz Schubert Piano Sonata in B flat D.960
Franz Schubert Four Impromptus D.899

Concertgebouw Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam

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