Schubert

Ensemble Cymru

Schubert

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Ensemble Cymru presents a rare opportunity to experience a live performance of Schubert’s Octet for wind and strings.

Comprising 6 distinctive movements, the work showcases a composer with a unique flair for captivating melodies and harmonies. To complement this work, Ensemble Cymru has commissioned a tribute to Schubert from Welsh composer, John Metcalf. With its dreamy beauty, drawing inspiration from the beautiful Welsh folk melody, Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn, Metcalf creates a fitting contemporary testament to Schubert’s lyrical brilliance.

  • Octet – Franz Schubert
  • Octet (2018) – John Metcalf

“Beethoven composes like an architect. Schubert like a sleepwalker.” Alfred Brendel

All the players distinguished themselves in the characterful nature of their delivery 

Seen and Heard (2018)