The Schubert Series III - 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 E, D 157
Sonata in a, D 845
Sonata in B flat, D 960

Schubert first and last. James Lisney complements his traversal of the eleven completed piano sonatas by adding the incomplete Sonata in E from 1815 (the composer’s first surviving sonata project) as a counterpoint to the magisterial Sonata in B flat. The latter, much loved work, is testament to Schubert’s profound confidence and positivity in drawing upon Beethoven’s heroic masterpieces (such as the Archduke Trio or the Emperor Concerto) without overwhelming his own unique voice. Is this, as Edith Vogel postulated, “Beethoven in heaven” – or Schubert’s commanding answer to his own question “Who can do anything after Beethoven”?

SJE Arts International Piano Series 2017