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Schubert’s Sonata in B flat, Skempton ‘Reflections’

07 November
St Nicolas’ Church, Market Place, Abingdon
Market Place
Abingdon-on-Thames
OX14 3JD

Franz Schubert’s Sonata in B flat, Skempton ‘Reflections’
Oil painting of Franz Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder (1875), made from his own 1825 watercolour portrait

About Schubert’s Sonata in B flat, Skempton ‘Reflections’

Diana Hinds presents Schubert’s last sonata, the B flat (‘which absorbed me for much of the Lockdowns’), plus a series of “Reflections” by Howard Skempton as part of Abbey Chamber Concerts.

About Schubert

Franz Schubert is considered the last of the classical composers and one of the first romantic ones. Schubert’s music is notable for its melody and harmony.

Born in January 1797 in Austria, Franz Peter Schubert demonstrated an early gift for music. As a child, his talents included an ability to play the piano, violin and organ. He was also an excellent singer.

He received a thorough musical education and won a scholarship to boarding school. His work gained recognition and popularity and has been noted for bridging classical and romantic composition. He died in 1828 in Vienna, Austria.

About the Abbey Chamber Concerts

The Abbey Chamber Concerts is a series of chamber concerts by top-quality local musicians on one Sunday each month at the St Nicolas’ Church in Market Place, Abingdon from 3.00pm to 4.00pm.

Tickets cost £10 and accompanied children attend free. Tickets are available from Abbey Chamber Concerts website, at door, from 07775 904626, and from the performers.

There is free tea and coffee and an opportunity to talk to the musicians, after each concert.