This is our third attempt to have Martin Roscoe play this programme!
It includes four composers who really cemented Vienna’s reputation as the musical capital of the world. The works presented were all composed there within about forty truly golden years, during which what we now call the ‘classical’ period made the transition to early romanticism. Haydn and Mozart represent the former, while Beethoven’s creative output exemplifies the transition. By the time of Schubert’s final sonatas,
Beethoven had only been dead for a year, and yet we are clearly in a different age.
HAYDN Andante with Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII/6
MOZART Rondo in A minor, K. 511
BEETHOVEN Sonata in A‐flat, Op. 110
SCHUBERT Sonata in C minor, D. 958