Between 1827 and 1828, moved by the death of Beethoven and aware of the fragility of his own health, in addition to the lieder from the Schwanengesang, the young Franz Schubert composed some of his greatest instrumental masterpieces, including the three late sonatas for fortepiano, the famous string quintet with two cellos, sketches for the tenth symphony, and the two trios op. 99 and 100 for fortepiano, violin and cello. The latter are the focus of the seminar that the Fondazione Giorgio Cini wishes to dedicate to the great Viennese composer. The first of these (op. 99, in B flat major) was published posthumously only in 1836, while the second (op. 100, in E flat major) saw the light of day, as well as its concert première, a month before the composer’s death in November 1828. Almost a ‘wordless lieder’, the slow tempos of those trios have marked the Schubertian canon ever since. The two compositions will be compared to Beethoven’s piano and string trios opus 70 and opus 97.
The teachers will be Andreas Staier and Amandine Beyer. Staier is probably the greatest living historical keyboardist, with an impressive repertoire ranging from the late Renaissance to Romanticism. His interpretations of Schubert are among the most famous in the world. Amandine Beyer is one of the most innovative and virtuosic historical violinists of recent generations: hers include some of the most remarkable solo and orchestral recordings, from Corelli, Bach and Vivaldi to Boccherini, Haydn and Mozart.
The seminar includes the participation of a group of scholarship winners, selected by means of an international contest, specifically two trios of musicians (each consisting of a forte-pianist, a cellist and a violinist) who will perform in the customary final recital concert.
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Deadline for application: 21 April 2023