The 2015 Festival: Schubert
July 17 - August 8, 2015
Café Conversation with Katia Setzer
Tuesday, July 28 at 11:45 a.m. (Stent Family Hall)
Katia Setzer’s work will be displayed on campus throughout the festival.
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Music@Menlo is proud to offer, in its thirteenth season, a deeply immersive journey through the life and music of the great Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert.
Firmly positioned in the pantheon of immortal composers, Schubert is distinguished not only by his extraordinary music but also by his highly unorthodox career. Known during his brief life chiefly for his songs and piano miniatures, he longed for recognition as a composer of the large-scale works that afforded his idol Beethoven celebrity status. As Schubert’s untimely death approached, he raced the Grim Reaper, turning out in his final years an astounding array of masterpieces, which, following their mostly posthumous first performances, vastly changed the world’s perception of the diminutive and shy composer.
Franz Schubert takes center stage at Music@Menlo 2015. In seven main Concert Programs and five Schubertiades, we will journey through Schubert’s remarkable life. Included are virtually all of his greatest chamber works, accompanied by the music that Schubert composed like no other: his lieder. We believe that the question posed at Beethoven’s funeral—“Who shall stand beside him?”—will be answered decisively. It was Schubert, whose profound art earned him the identity of Beethoven’s worthy successor.
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