Ishay Shaer, Shuann Chai

Februari Festival
Thu 24 Feb / 16:00
Thu 24 Feb ’22
  • Thu 24 Feb ’22
    Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague

No melancholy or sorrow that gets under your skin in this concert: Schubert’s Sonata in A major, D664 is one of his most enchanting, generous works.


Franz Schubert Sonata in A major, D664
Franz Schubert 10 Variations on an Original Theme in F, D156 
Franz Schubert Drei Klavierstücke, D946


Ishay Shaer piano
Shuann Chai piano

Schubert wrote the piece during a carefree holiday with a friend in the latter’s place of birth, the village of Stayr, located in the foothills of the Austrian Alps. The sonata’s unmistakeably lyrical tone was without a doubt inspired not just by the idyllic landscape, but also by the company of the eighteen-year-old Josephine von Koller, to whom the sonata is dedicated. “She is very pretty, plays the piano well, and is going to sing some of my songs,” Schubert wrote to his brother.