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Franz Schubert: the piano and the power of friendship Dr Graham Griffiths Wednesday 03 April 2019

The great composer, Franz Schubert, surrounded himself with a brilliant circle of artists, poets and musicians. This presentation tells the fascinating story of how he rewarded his friends with gifts of his 'divine music'. Celebrated images of Schubert will be illustrated by Dr Griffiths at the piano via musical postcards which immortalise Schubert's devoted companions. To conclude, there will be a performance of Impromptus (1828); masterpieces of great lyrical beauty and power.