An Autumn Sonata – the finale

The final instalment in a series of essays exploring my personal independent study of Schubert’s penultimate piano sonata. This essay first appeared in The Schubertian (April 2018), the journal of the Schubert Institute UK. O thrice romantic master, wouldn’t you like to stroll under the cherry blossom with your love in the daytime and listenContinue reading “An Autumn Sonata – the finale”

An Autumn Sonata – a personal journey through Schubert’s penultimate piano sonata: the Andantino and the Scherzo

This article first appeared in The Schubertian (No 97 January 2018), the journal of The Schubert Institute (UK) Startling contrasts – the Andantino and the Scherzo The second movement of the Sonata in A, D959, marked Andantino, is quite unlike anything else that Schubert wrote. Described by pianist Jonathan Biss as “a composed hallucination”, itContinue reading “An Autumn Sonata – a personal journey through Schubert’s penultimate piano sonata: the Andantino and the Scherzo”