Tue 13 November
The Venue, The Venue
Leeds International Chamber Season 2018/19: Schubert and Friends
Jack Liebeck - violin
Guy Johnston - cello
Sam Haywood - piano
Schubert - Arpeggione Sonata Listen
Schubert - Sonatina in A minor Listen
Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No 1 Listen
Schubert - Notturno Listen
Opening this concert featuring different combinations of violin, cello, and piano is Schubert’s Arpeggione Sonata. It was originally written for the arpeggione, an enlarged guitar-like six stringed instrument developed in Vienna around 1823. It was bowed and played vertically like the cello. The instrument itself was short lived but the beautifully lyrical sonata itself survives, most commonly heard in transcriptions for viola or, as in this concert, the cello.
“In this programme, two of the country’s most distinguished string players will join me to perform a Schubert duo each, followed by two trios. The first trio was composed by another great melodist, Felix Mendelssohn. I’ve always loved the drama of the outer two movements, the heart-breaking enderness of the Andante, and the playful scherzo reminiscent of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The programme will end, unusually, with a gentle nocturne by our hero, Schubert. It is the kind of sublime music which is, in my opinion, impossible to follow.” Sam Haywood - Artistic Director.
16 - 27 July: For existing chamber subscribers retaining seats. Please note: this is a separate subscription from the Endellion String Quartet series.
6 August: For new subscribers.
18 August: General booking.
This concert is part of the Schubert and Friends series taking place at The Venue:
Tuesday 9 October - Chiaroscuro Quartet
Tuesday 11 December - Sam Haywood
Tuesday 8 January 2019 - Ailish Tynan, Katherine Spencer & Sam Haywood
Tuesday 19 February 2019 - Elias Quartet
Tuesday 19 March 2019 - Rainer Honeck & Sam Haywood
View the Schubert and Friends brochure online.
Standard A £21, B £19
Over 60s A £19, B £17
Under 18s/students/unwaged A £10.50, B £9.50
(including booking fees)