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Schubert
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HOWARD SMITH

'... expressive breadth and glorious refinement.'

Schubert: Piano Trio Op 100 and 'Notturno'. © 2010, 2011 eloquentia

Throughout his adult years, Franz Schubert was in the habit of making music with others, instrumentalists and singers, amateurs or professionals. He seldom strayed far from his native Vienna, where he lived a simple, modest life, and where, in the latter decade of his thirty-one years, he organized the convivial musical gatherings that came to be known as the 'Schubertiads'.

On 28 January 1828 at the final 'Schubertiad' hosted by Austrian nobleman, Imperial and Royal Councillor, Joseph von Spaun (1788-1865) pianist Carl Maria von Bocklet with violinist Ignaz Schuppanzigh and cellist Josef Linke played a piano trio by Schubert, perhaps D 929.

The Opus 100 in E flat was also played at Schubert's concert in the Musikverein (26 March 1828); this time by Bocklet, József Böhm, violin, and Linke...

Copyright © 10 March 2012 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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SCHUBERT: PIANO TRIO OP 100 AND NOTTURNO

FRANZ SCHUBERT

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