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Australia Ensemble: Schubert and the Guitar


Australia Ensemble: Schubert and the Guitar

  • Date: Saturday, 15 September 2018, 8pm
  • Venue: Sir John Clancy Auditorium — University of New South Wales, Gate 9, High Street, Kensington, NSW
  • Series: This event is part of the Australia Ensemble 2018 Subscription Series series
  • Tickets: Adults: $54 | Senior: $41 | Concession: $20 | Student Rush: $15 Booking fees may apply — Tickets can be purchased by phone on (02) 9385 4874

Event Details

“For years Franz Schubert, not possessing a piano, did most of his composing on the guitar which hung over his bed and on which he would play before rising” – A.P. Sharpe. The relationship between Schubert and the guitar may appear tenuous at best, however it forms the basis of a beautiful program, one which draws together music from the nineteenth century with sparkling Australian chamber works for guitar.

The Ensemble welcomes guest artist Karin Schaupp to perform quintets written specifically for her by Australian composers, Robert Davidson and Paul Stanhope. The latter’s Shards, Chorales and Dances was written and recorded some 15 years ago, but never received its premiere performance. The concert is bookended by Schumann’s idiomatically charming Fantasiestücke, and Schubert’s more grandiose E flat Piano Trio.


Robert SCHUMANN | Fantasiestücke Op. 73 (1849)
Robert DAVIDSON | Landscape (2000)
Franz SCHUBERT | Serenade from 'Schwanengesang' D957 no.4
Phillip HOUGHTON | From the Dreaming (1991, rev. 1997)
Paul STANHOPE | Shards, Chorales and Dances (2002) - first performance
Franz SCHUBERT | Piano Trio no.2 in E flat

Guest artist: Karin Schaupp, guitar

Featured non-Australian music: Schumann, Schubert

Further information for this event is available online at the event's website or by phone on (02) 9385 4874 or by email to australia.ensemble@unsw.edu.au

Featured Australian Works

From the dreaming : flute and guitar duo (1997) by Phillip Houghton
— performed by Karin Schaupp and Australia Ensemble
Landscape : for guitar and string quartet (2000) by Robert Davidson
— performed by Karin Schaupp and Australia Ensemble
Shards, chorales and dances : for guitar, clarinet and string trio (2002) by Paul Stanhope — World premiere
— performed by Karin Schaupp and Australia Ensemble

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