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Student Chamber Music - Schubert Octet

Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 @ 7:30pm  Bezanson Hall, FREE

Student chamber performances, including movements from:

Octet in F major, D.803 by Franz Schubert. (Mvts I, V, II, III)
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann (Mvt. I)
Trio in E flat major by Johann Georg Lickl (Mvt. I)

The Octet in F major, D. 803 was composed by Schubert in March 1824. It was commissioned by the renowned clarinetist Ferdinand Troyer and came from the same period as two of Schubert's other major chamber works, the 'Rosamunde' and 'Death and the Maiden' string quartets. The Octet boasts the largest scale for any chamber work by Schubert. It is scored for a clarinet, a bassoon, a horn, two violins, a viola, a cello, and a double bass. The theme of the first movement is derived from Schubert's song "Der Wanderer."