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Steven Osborne OBE is one of Britain’s most treasured musicians with an immense depth of musicality and exceptional refinement of expression across a diverse repertoire. 

His numerous awards include The Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year, two BBC Music Magazine Awards and two Gramophone Awards. 

The first half of his attractive programme consists of three gorgeous Arabesques and twenty very short pieces by Schumann and Debussy imaginatively capturing and transporting us to the vivid world of childhood. The second half contains one large, late, great work of Schubert.  Every bit as overpowering, dramatic and poetic as Schubert’s much-loved quintet which we heard in the first Series, the sorrow and the wild desperation of the sonata’s slow movement is as shocking today as it must have been to Schubert’s astonished contemporaries. But much of the rest of the piece glows with the whole gamut of warm human emotions experienced with bitter-sweet intensity by the young Schubert who knew that he was not long for this world.


Robert Schumann (1810-1856)   Arabesque in C major, op. 18 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)   From Children’s Corner Suite 

iv) The Snow is Dancing 
ii) Jimbo’s Lullaby 
iii) Serenade for the Doll 
v) The Little Shepherd 

Claude Debussy   Two Arabesques 

Robert Schumann   Kinderszenen, op. 15  

i) Von fremden Ländern und Menschen (Of foreign lands and people) 
ii) Kuriose Geschichte (a curious story) 
ii)Hasche-Mann (Blind Man’s Buff)
iv)Bittendes Kind (Pleading child)
v) Glückes genug (Happy enough) 
vi) Wichtige Begebenheit (An important event) 
vii) Träumerei (Dreaming) 
viii) Am Kamin (At the fireside)  
ix) Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the hobby-horse) 
x) Fast zu ernst (Almost too serious) 
xi) Fürchtenmachen (Frightening) 
xii) Kind im Einschlummen (A child falling asleep) 
xiii) Der Dichter spricht (The poet speaks) 


Franz Schubert (1797-1828)   Piano Sonata in A major, D. 959  

i) Allegro  
ii) Andantino 
iii)Scherzo (Allegro vivace) 
iv) Rondo (Allegretto) 

Kindly supported by the Dorset Foundation in memory of Harry M Weinrebe.

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Date - Thu 05 September 2024 7:30pm

£30 per adult, £15 per student

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