Monday, 26 March 2012

Schubert 1797 - 1828

As a relief from all the angst about Pure maths and Topology which seems to be getting quite a few of us down. Radio 3 has decided to spend the whole of this week playing continuous Schubert.

 Schubert is amongst my favourite composers. Some years ago I wrote this little biography and I share it with my friends

For those who don't know Schubert then you don't know what you've been missing. I would recommend starting with the last 3 piano sonatas preferably played by Alfred Brendel.

The last quartets and String quintet by the Lindsay quartet

Finally the three great song cycles with Fischer Dieskau and Gerald Moore.

Anyway I hope you enjoy exploring Schubert as much as I have. Take the opportunity to listen to Radio 3 this week especially the main evening concerts. I've just finished hearing a performance by Paul Lewis, one of Alfred Brendel's pupil's of the two A major sonata's.

It's quite surprising just how quickly time flies I can't believe it's almost 10 years since I wrote the short biography. Hopefully it wont be another 10 years before I write another one.

1 comment:

  1. Chris, thanks for letting us know. I will try and have a listen.