The Schubert Series II - James Lisney

James Lisney, piano
Event date
Event time
19:30 - 21:30
SJE Arts, St John the Evangelist church
109A Iffley Road
Venue details

Between Marston Street and James Street, opposite the University Sports Ground

Event type
Event cost
£30, £25, £15, £5 students and under 18s; 20% discount (centre tickets only) for all 4 Schubert concerts
Disabled access?
Booking required

6:45pm pre-concert talk by James Lisney
7:30pm concert

Sonata in B, D 575
Sonata in G, D 894
Sonata in c, D 958

Compared to the confirmed position of a Beethoven cycle, a presentation of the Schubert piano sonatas retains a large element of surprise and creativity. Miracles of drama and lyricism are hidden behind anonymous Deutsch numbers; Schubert’s eternal youth can encourage lazy assumptions about the status of his instrumental works; his position as the ultimate song composer can betray appreciation of his commanding compositional craft. James Lisney’s life long devotion to the composer’s complete works places his advocacy of the piano sonatas in a special category, making him a trusted guide through the huge emotional range contained within these three sonatas.

SJE Arts International Piano Series 2017