“Schubert Revealed,” a festival featuring three performances organized by Wu Han with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. “This festival looks at Schubert from three perspectives: the relationship between his incomparable lieder and his instrumental music; his influences and their effect on his compositions; and the consequence of his last efforts, which afforded him, eventually, the immortality he hoped so dearly for, and a secure place in the Pantheon of musical gods.” – Wu Han
The concept of fantasy took the artistic world by storm during the 19th century, and no one expressed the idea better than Franz Schubert, whose music ushered in the age of Romanticism. In a program that closely links Schubert’s genius in the art song genre with his memorable chamber works, we will hear how intrinsic the vocal line was to Schubert’s thinking, as well as experience a poetic imagination second to none.
Gilles Vonsattel, Piano
Wu Han, Piano
Benjamin Beilman, Violin
Lauren Decker, Contralto