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A celebration of Schubert

SCHUBERTIAD

photograph: Mike Bell

Fri 8 – Sun 10 Oct

tickets: 01738 621 031 www.horsecross.co.uk


Welcome to Schubertiad

“A deservedly popular festival, as adventurous as it is enthralling� The Herald


All of us at Horsecross Arts hope you will enjoy the weekend which has become something of an annual pilgrimage and has done much to establish the reputation of Perth Concert Hall as a major international classical music venue. Song is at the core of this weekend’s programme with several Horsecross debuts. Adrian Eröd is a distinguished member of the Vienna State Opera and Stefanie Irányi is a really exciting young mezzo. Both are accompanied by one of the world’s truly great accompanists in Helmut Deutsch. James Gilchrist’s Schubert singing has received high critical praise and Steven Osborne makes a welcome return to perform Schubert’s final piano sonata on the instrument which Steven himself chose for the hall. Schubertiad 2010 closes with a performance of the great B flat trio by three brilliant young musicians led by Perth’s own Alasdair Beatson fresh from his highly successful residency earlier this year. The weekend also includes the opportunity to hear some major performers from the past. We have been lucky enough to be given access to recordings from Lord Harewood’s private collection which enable us to present performances by Sviatoslav Richter with Benjamin Britten, Julius Patzak, Fritz Wunderlich and the Amadeus Quartet with William Pleeth. Treasurable indeed. We are delighted that this year’s Schubertiad is being presented in association with BBC Radio 3 with selected concerts being recorded for future broadcast. Of course the real star of the weekend is Schubert himself. To spend an entire weekend in his company is a true privilege and we hope that you get as much pleasure from listening to these performances as we have had planning them.


Ticket weekend package

£100; concession £80 (all concerts Fri, Sat and Sun)

Saturday or Sunday tickets: £42; concessions £35 Kids go free to all performances (two under-16s with a paying adult) not available on £8 seats for the evening concerts. Additional children £6 all performances. horsecrossregular

10% discount applies across all tickets, concessions and packages

Dine

Glassrooms restaurant in Perth Concert Hall is open all weekend for morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or a special evening meal.

reserve a table: 01738 477724 or glassrooms@horsecross.co.uk


8 October Introduction to Schubertiad 2010 Schubertiad director James Waters introduces Schubertiad 2010 and explains the make-up of this year’s programme. Gannochy Auditorium

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Winterreise Schubert: Winterreise Adrian Eröd, baritone Helmut Deutsch, piano For many listeners Winterreise remains the greatest of all song cycles. The singer’s long journey to emotional oblivion has almost unbearable pathos. Adrian Eröd sings Figaro in Vienna and Beckmesser in Bayreuth. His partnership with Helmut Deutsch, one of the world’s finest accompanists, is one to treasure. Gannochy Auditorium

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£22, £18, £15, £8; concessions £18, £16, £12

“It was breathtaking, wonderful, extraordinary” audience member

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9 October Listen Again: Britten/Richter - Aldeburgh 1964 Schubert: Fantasie in F minor for piano duet Schubert: Grand Duo in C major for piano duet A rare chance to hear this recording of Sviatoslav Richter and Benjamin Britten from the 1964 Aldeburgh Festival. The F minor Fantasie is one of Schubert’s most haunting and atmospheric works and the Grand Duo is a tour de force performed by a duo of invincible authority. Norie-Miller Studio

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free but ticketed

Stefanie Irányi sings Lieder Stefanie Irányi, mezzo soprano Helmut Deutsch, piano This concert offers a delightful selection of songs for or about women including Gretchen am Spinnrade, die junge Nonne, der Tod und das Mädchen, der König in Thule, Gretchens Bitte and Schubert’s wonderful settings of Goethe’s Mignon Songs from Wilhelm Meister and Suleika I and II. Stefanie Irányi is an exciting young mezzo who has given Lieder recitals with Helmut Deutsch in Barcelona, at the Vilabertran Schubertiade, Wigmore Hall in London, Geneva, Vevey and Vienna. Gannochy Auditorium

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£12.50; concessions £10

Tenor James Gilchrist in conversation with James Waters An opportunity to gain an insight into the life and work of this multi-faceted artist. Norie-Miller Studio

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free but ticketed

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9 October Steven Osborne Schubert: Piano Sonata in B flat D960 One of the leading pianists of today Steven Osborne returns to Perth Concert Hall to play Schubert’s unforgettable last sonata. Steven’s performance of this timeless masterpiece has the unusual footnote that Steven himself chose the piano on which he will be playing. Gannochy Auditorium

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£12.50; concessions £10

Listen Again: Great tenors

Julius Patzak (1953) and Fritz Wunderlich (1966) Julius Patzak (1898-1974) was a distinguished Austrian tenor who excelled in the roles of Tamino and Florestan. He is perhaps best known for his recording of Mahler’s das Lied von der Erde with Bruno Walter and Kathleen Ferrier. Today’s recording of songs from Schwanengesang was recorded in 1953. Fritz Wunderlich (1930-1966) is universally recognised as having been one of the greatest singers of all time. This group of songs was performed at the Edinburgh International Festival in 1966 just weeks before his tragically early death at the age of 35. Norie-Miller Studio

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Die schöne Müllerin Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin James Gilchrist, tenor

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Anna Tilbrook, piano

Schubert’s first song cycle, while lacking the relentless darkness of Winterreise, is still highly emotionally charged. James Gilchrist has garnered critical acclaim for his recording of die schöne Müllerin and is a Lieder singer of rare skill. Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.

Gannochy Auditorium

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£22, £18, £15, £8; concessions £18, £16, £12

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10 October

Listen Again:

Amadeus Quartet and William Pleeth

Schubert: String Quintet in C Performances of the great Schubert Quintet by this combination of artists were almost legendary for their sublime musicianship. This performance was recorded in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London in 1968.

Norie-Miller Studio

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Doric String Quartet Schubert: String trio in B flat D471 Schubert: Quartet in A minor ‘Rosamunde’ Schubert’s last three quartets are all masterpieces. The ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet has a distinctly melancholy air with a wide emotional range from the uneasy opening movement, through the charming set of variations and the nervy, unstable scherzo to the poised but still cautious finale. Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.

Gannochy Auditorium

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£12.50; concessions £10

Alasdair Beatson in conversation with James Waters Following on from his hugely successful residency earlier this year pianist Alasdair Beatson discusses chamber music, recital repertoire and what’s next for this really special Perth born artist.

Norie-Miller Studio

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free but ticketed

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10 October Music for Wind Ensemble

Schubert: Wind Octet Schubert: Harmoniemusik from Alfonso and Estrella Illuminati Wind Ensemble Music for wind ensemble or ‘Harmoniemusik’ was very popular in the 18th and 19th centuries with many popular melodies from operas being transcribed for wind groups for use in outdoor performance or on social occasions. Schubert’s music for wind ensemble is rarely performed. This afternoon will rectify that with renderings of the charming octet and arrangements of the hit numbers from his opera Alfonso and Estrella.

Gannochy Auditorium

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£12.50; concessions £10

Alasdair Beatson and Friends Schubert: Trio Notturno Schubert: Impromptus D935 Schubert: Piano Trio in B flat Tom Gould, violin Philip Higham, cello Alasdair Beatson, piano Schubert’s great B flat Piano Trio is one of the high points of all chamber music. Here it is set in context by the earlier but no less beautiful Trio Notturno and the programme is completed by performances of the wonderful D935 impromptus. Recorded by BBC Radio 3 for future broadcast.

Gannochy Auditorium

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£22, £18, £15, £8; concessions £18, £16, £12

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“The moment is supreme.”

Franz Schubert

Schubertiad 2011 – 7-9 October Schubertiad 2011 will be the 5th year that Horsecross Arts has celebrated the great composer Franz Schubert. We hope that you will join us in supporting these celebrations. Schubert had a close circle of friends and associates who admired his work however wide appreciation of his music during his lifetime was limited at best. He was never able to secure adequate employment, relying for most of his career on the support of friends and family. Like Schubert, we rely on the support of many people and organisations to make these Schubertiads possible. By becoming a Patron you’re directly helping with the development of Schubertiad and to thank you for your generous contributions we offer many great benefits including priority booking, invitation to a champagne reception during the festival and, for our Circle Members, there’s even the opportunity to dine with the Schubertiad artists! We hope you will play your part and help us to make Horsecross’s 5th Schubertiad the finest yet. Best wishes Louisa Jacobs, Business Development Manager 01738 477721 | ljacobs@horsecross.co.uk The support from our Schubertiad Circle Members and Patrons is greatly appreciated and we would like to thank the following people for their generous and continued support, without which we would not be able to secure the future of this festival. Schubertiad Circle Members Martin and Petronella Haldane | Iain M Halliday James Waters

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Jane Spiers

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Svend Brown

Schubertiad Patrons William and Elizabeth Berry | Dr Pamela Harper | Mr L and Mrs F Hunt Gerard and Dorothy Cambridge | Mrs E. J and Dr D.T Williams Zoe Van Zwanenberg | Jean and Tom Whyte We would also like to thank The Wolfson Charitable Trust, Cliquot Champagne and our Schubertiad Circle Members and Patrons who prefer to remain anonymous.

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Schubertiad 2011 – play your part Please tick the box next to the level at which you wish to enrol.  Schubert Bronze Patron (donations between £50 - £75)

• Priority mailing and booking for all events • Complimentary programme • Acknowledgement in programme

 Schubert Silver Patron (donations between £100 - £125)

• Invitation to a champagne reception during the festival • Plus all the Bronze Patron benefits listed above

 Schubert Gold Patron (donations between £150 - £175)

• Complimentary tickets to a Schubertiad concert • Plus all the Silver Patron benefits listed above

 Schubert Circle Member (donations in excess of £300)

• Invitation to an exclusive reception and artists dinner during the festival • Exclusive hotline to assist with planning your Schubertiad • Plus all the Gold Patron benefits listed above

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Please return this form to: Business Development Manager, Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ or hand in at Perth Concert Hall box office.

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Friday 9 October 6pm 7.30pm

Introduction to Schubertiad 2010 Winterreise

Saturday 10 October 11am 1pm 3pm 4pm 5.15pm 7.30pm

Listen Again: Britten and Richter - Aldeburgh 1964 Stefanie Irányi sings Lieder James Gilchrist in conversation Steven Osborne Listen Again: Great tenors - Patzak and Wunderlich Die schöne Müllerin

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Schubertiad 2010  

Full line up and information for the Schubertiad festival 2010 - Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre's celebration of Franz Schubert