October 1, 2015


Dear Friends and Members of the Sydney Schubert Society,


I am pleased to invite you to the forthcoming Schubertiade 367 at St Peters Presbyterian Church in North Sydney on Sunday, October 18 commencing at 2.30 pm. The Sydney Schubert Ensemble will welcome back special guests Susan Blake and Sandro Costantino, as well as Grace Kim and Hayasa Tanaka to present with Jeanell Carrigan, piano and myself a performance of Anton Bruckner's magnificent String Quintet in F major and Schubert’s piano trio D 929 (Eflat major).


The connection between Bruckner and Schubert that this Schubertiade highlights has been explored by musicologists and music historians: In particular, the significant point here is that in the final months of his life in 1828, Schubert took a lesson in counterpoint from Simon Sechter, Vienna’s most renowned teacher of composition who also became Anton Bruckner’s teacher later that century. Bruckner in fact took over Sechter’s professorship at the Conservatorium when the latt...

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