7 Oct 2018

SCHUBERT: Rondo brilliant in B minor D895

From Music Alive, 8:00 pm on 7 October 2018

A spirited dialogue of melodies where the display of technical skill does not mask the music’s complex mix of emotion.

Ioana Cristina Goicea (violin) & Andrey Gugnin (piano)

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert Photo: W A Rieder, Public Domain

In 1826, Schubert’s health and his family’s fortune were diminishing.

He spent much of 1826 trying to have his works performed and published, largely unsuccessfully, although he continued composing at a prodigious rate.

Schubert divided this single-movement work into sections marked Andante and Allegro, and it was given its first performance at his publisher's home in 1827.

Recorded 7 October 2018, St Andrew's on the Terrace, Wellington by RNZ Concert

A Wellington Chamber Music Trust concert

Producer: David McCaw

Engineer: Darryl Stack