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