Franz Schubert: Octet for Strings & Winds in F

Franz Schubert: Octet for Strings & Winds in F

In his own words, Franz Schubert essentially said that the only reason he started out to write his Octet for Strings & Winds was so he could prepare himself for the task of composing a full-scale symphonic work – which would soon be happening. For this Octet, the composer drew inspiration from Beethoven, specifically the Septet Op. 20 that Beethoven wrote. From there, there are many similarities: the two works have the same number of movements, the instrumentation is the mostly same and Beethoven even wrote his Septet in order to prepare for his own First Symphony.

Air Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 7:00pm