14 Nov 2017

Franz SCHUBERT: Piano Trio No 2 in E flat, D929

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 14 November 2017

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Performed by NZTrio at their concert, 'Soar', in the Loft at Q Theatre, Auckland, 14 November 2017.

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert, about 1827 Photo: Franz Eybl, Public Domain

Schubert dated the score of this trio November 1827. He was 30, gravely ill with syphilis and depressed. A year later he was dead.

But, listening to this, you would hardly know. As Charlotte Wilson writes, "High drama combines with Schubert's unmatched and endless gift for melody, especially in the heart-rending slow movement. The Scherzo and trio are brilliantly impish and witty; and he excels even himself in the final movement of incomparable brilliance and beauty."