A cycle of Schubert’s major Piano Sonatas (concert 3 of 4):
SCHUBERT Four Impromptus D.899
RAVEL Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata in D D.850
Tim has assembled a decidedly upbeat trio of pieces for this recital. Schubert’s lyrical and romantic Impromptus preface Ravel’s Noble and Sentimental Waltzes. Schubert’s Sonata in D, inspired by a holiday he took in the Alps, is rare in his later output, being almost entirely positive, naïve and carefree.
“The Crucible Studio in Sheffield is one of the best places in which to hear and play music… The experience is particularly intense for performers and listeners and I think that the feeling of ‘them and us’, which is noticeable in many traditional venues, is completely eradicated.”
– Tim Horton in interview with The Cross-Eyed Pianist