Historically, the music of Franz Schubert was composed during a period of transition between the Viennese Classical composers and the German Romantics, in which different chamber genres came into being. Schubert’s contribution to this process was crucial, in particular in the realm of solo piano music. Here, he helped to introduce genres such as the impromptu and the moment musical, to dignify Ländler −precedents of the waltz− and repertories for four hands, and to transform sonata form. The five concerts in this series explore this process in historical perspective by combining his works both with composers who were his models (Mozart and Beethoven) and with outstanding beneficiaries his legacy (Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Schoenberg and Rihm).
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