For Beethoven, the sonata was his laboratory or workshop. It was the genre in which he experimented with his most audacious and original ideas, while the quartet decisively marks the culmination of each of his “three periods.” Schubert’s sonatas and quartets express his utterly complementary character in regard to Beethoven. Works such as “Rosamunde,” “Death and the Maiden,” and the final valedictory sonata trilogy represent the charming Viennese lilt tinged with death that is perhaps Schubert’s most compelling characteristic.
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One-Day Saturday version of this class!
Saturday, August 22, 2015