The Schubert Series IV – James Lisney, piano

The Schubert Series IV – James Lisney, piano


Franz Schubert
Impromptu in C minor, D.899/1
Impromptu in E flat, D.899/2
Sonata in A minor, D 784
Interval
Sonata in E flat, D 568
Impromptu in G flat, D.899/3
Impromptu in A flat, D.899/4

James Lisney has been performing his Schubert Series, an exploration of Schubert’s eleven completed piano sonatas, through the year. With this concert, he brings both his Schubert Series and the 2017 SJE Arts International Piano Series to a close.

The troubled A minor was written in 1823, after Schubert had experienced the first signs of his venereal disease and contemporaneously with the poem Mein Gebet, in which he expressed a longing for the comfort of death. By contrast, the Sonata in E flat, a much later revision of his youthful Sonata in D flat, is both sunny and enchanting. James is also including the first of Schubert’s two sets of Impromptus. These are thought to have been written with an eye for the emerging amateur market but they are no ‘easy’ play, particularly the E flat, No.2 and the wonderfully lyrical G flat, No.3.

SJE Arts International Piano Series 2017

Duration: 1 hour 50 mins inc interval (Pre-concert talk 6:45 – 7:15pm)

Book Tickets

Book Tickets

Discount of 20%, centre tickets only, for all 4 concerts in the Schubert Series

SJE Season Tickets
Centre front £195
Centre mid £160
Centre rear £145
Side aisle (some restricted view) £100

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