The Schubert Ensemble – 12 March 2018: Programme Notes

Piano Quartet in D op. 23                                                                 Dvořák Allegro moderato                                                                            (1841 – 1904) Andantino Finale   Dvořák, the son of a village inn-keeper, learned his first musical skills from the local school master before being sent to the Prague Organ School.

Piano Trio Isimsiz – 19 February 2018: Programme Notes

Piano Trio in B flat D28                                                              Schubert Allegro                                                                                         (1797 – 1828) Schubert was only 15 when in 1812 he wrote this one-movement Sonatensatz for piano trio, although it was not published until 1923. His voice had recently broken, so that

March 20th programme notes

The Carducci String Quartet Quartet in D op. 20 no. 4                                                                  Haydn (1732 – 1809) Allegro di molto Un poco adagio affettuoso Menuetto: Allegretto alla zingarese Presto scherzando It is generally accepted that the six op. 20 quartets, written in

December 5th Programme Notes

Piano Trio in G K56                                          Mozart (1756 – 1791) Allegro Theme and Variations: Andante Allegretto In the year 1788, when he was 32, Mozart composed his last three great symphonies, including the “Jupiter”, K551.  In the same year he also