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

November 14th Programme Notes

Quartet in E minor                                                        Smetana (1824 – 1884) Allegro vivo appassionato Allegro moderato alla polka – meno vivo Largo sostenuto Vivace – piu mosso – meno presto In a letter to his close friend the Czech musicologist Josef Srb, Smetana