Franz Schubert and The Friends He Never Got to Meet

August 23, 2021, 7:00 pm

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Bill and many other performers have spent a lot of time studying the intimate worlds of great composers, trying to better understand their scores. After years of study, they find themselves “knowing” these composers and consider them friends. Bill was born 120 years too late to have met Franz Schubert, but he still thinks of him as a close friend. Schubert died in 1828 at just 31. He left us with music that expresses tremendous love and friendship. On this week’s program, Bill shares thoughts from Earl Wild, Imogen Cooper, Marian Anderson, and members of the Vienna Philharmonic to communicate their intimate connections with Schubert through his songs, piano music, chamber music, and orchestral works.