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Franz Schubert: the Piano and the Power of Friendship Graham Griffiths Thursday 13 February 2020

The great composer Franz Schubert (1797-1838) surrounded himself with a brilliant circle of artists, poets and musicians whose talents and kindness fed his Romantic creativity.  This presentation tells the story of how Schubert rewarded his friends with gifts of his 'divine music'.

Celebrated images of Schubert are illustrated by Dr. Griffiths at the piano via musical 'postcards' which immortalise the names of Schubert's devoted companions.  To conclude, a performance of Impromptus (1828): masterpieces of great lyrical beauty and power.

Graham Griffiths is a lectuer, conductor, pianist and composer.  Music Research Fellow (City, University of London). DPhil., Musicology (Christ Church, Oxford 2008), PGCE (Cambridge), BMusHons (Edinburgh).