One of the composer's less well-known sonatas, it is nevertheless exquisitely beautiful, full of his trademark melodiousness.
The A minor Sonata D.845 is a substantial, uncompromising work, its driving energy and bleak textures contrasting with an irresistible tenderness. Its central set of variations finish as if in an other-worldly dream.
To conclude, the D major Sonata D.850 is a high-octane piece, an exceptionally extrovert sonata for Schubert. Wit, humour and good-natured passion dance through its four movements.
`The great Schubert interpreter of this generation, perhaps the greatest in the era of recorded music' (New York Classical Review).
This concert takes place as part of Mitsuko Uchida's three-year project in collaboration with Southbank Centre.
PerformersMitsuko Uchida piano
RepertoireSchubert: Sonata in B, D.575; Sonata in A minor, D.845
Saturday 18 November, 12 noon-4pm, St Paul's Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall: What You Need To Know - Schubert's Piano Sonatas. £25, students £7.50. (See separate event).
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