7 Feb 2019

SCHUBERT: Lebensstürme

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 7 February 2019
Franz Schubert

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

The title 'Lebensstürme' was added later by a publisher (Anton Diabelli) to this movement of a possible piano duo sonata.

Right from the first notes, the strong and turbulent nature of Schubert's music is clear. Virtuosic scales tumble down like gusts of wind - it's easy to see where Diabelli's fanciful title came from. 

Recorded in Nelson Centre of Musical Arts by RNZ

Sound engineer: Darryl Stack