Filled with extreme contrast and drama, Schubert’s late sonatas represent a world of their own. We’ll examine his penultimate sonata in A, D959, and use the earlier works in the programme to trace how he got there. How did he extend the legacy of earlier masters and then strike his own, distinct path?

Jonathan James continues his popular explorations of works and their creators from this season in our ‘Beyond the Barline’ series of pre-concert talks, illustrated at the piano and with a fascinating array of audiovisual excerpts.

This talk precedes Mitsuko Uchida: Schubert Sonatas, and is the third ‘Beyond the Barline’ talk of the season.  |  @jonpjames

Friday 12 October

Beyond the Barline – Genius of Late Schubert

£5 ticket, £3 for Mitsuko Uchida ticketholders.

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