Franz Schubert

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Emanuel Ax review – quicksilver agility and a model of good musical sense
A recital devoted to Schubert and Liszt perfectly showcased this outstanding pianist’s unfussy approach

Andrew Clements

15, May, 2023 @12:25 PM

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Schubert: The Piano Trios, etc review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
The late pianist is outstanding in these last recordings, accompanied by his longtime collaborators, the violinist Christian Tetzlaff and his cellist sister Tanja

Andrew Clements

09, Feb, 2023 @3:00 PM

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A Winter’s Journey review – vivid colours, of voice and visuals, enrich Schubert’s song cycle
Barbican, London
Animating Winterreise with works by Australian painter Fred Williams created striking moments, but Allan Clayton’s voice brought power and drama enough of its own

Andrew Clements

08, Dec, 2022 @2:55 PM

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Paul Lewis review – Schubert begins with a stutter and ends with conviction
A rogue hearing aid forced a restart to the pianist’s survey of Schubert sonatas, but once things settled, Lewis confirmed what a superlative interpreter he is of these works

Andrew Clements

01, Dec, 2022 @1:28 PM

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Barokksolistene review – group reinvent Schubert but are best in the tavern
Reworked as a music theatre piece with a puppet and guitars, Die Schöne Müllerin loses focus, but the second half’s terrific Alehouse Sessions make up for any doubts

Tim Ashley

19, Nov, 2021 @1:16 PM

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Jeremy Denk and friends – an intimate performance that invited the audience in
A chamber music programme of Ives and Schubert saw Denk, the festival’s artist-in-residence, at his best

Rowena Smith

16, Sep, 2021 @9:47 AM

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The Guardian view on the Wigmore Hall: happy 120th birthday | Editorial
Editorial: It may seem staid – to some. But the music played at the Wigmore Hall, and at vital venues like it, stirs the soul


04, Jun, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Vanitas: Lieder by Schubert, Beethoven and Rihm review | Andrew Clements's classical album of the week
Nigl’s controlled, supple voice is aided by Pashchenko’s fierce accompaniment in a thoughtful selection

Andrew Clements

05, Nov, 2020 @3:45 PM

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Schubert: where to start with his music
The most poetic musician who ever lived? It’s hard to disagree with Liszt’s appraisal of Schubert, who, in his short life, used his astonishing gift for melodic and harmonic invention to create many enduring masterpieces

Andrew Clements

30, Sep, 2020 @11:00 AM

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Solitude review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the month
Singer James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook explore aspects of being alone with composers including Purcell and Schubert on a powerful, poised album

Erica Jeal

09, Jul, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Ibragimova/Bezuidenhout - Wigmore Hall review – music-making held in almost miraculous balance
Perfectly paired, violinist Alina Ibragimova and pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout’s recital was a masterclass in how familiar repertoire can be lifted from the page and fashioned anew

Flora Willson

16, Jun, 2020 @3:46 PM

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In a stew over your Lancashire hotpot | Brief letters
Brief letters: Parenting classes | Theatre | Alternative music | Stews | Donald Trump


10, Feb, 2020 @6:24 PM

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