Dana Zemtsov, Andrej Roszyk, Pieter van Loenen, Hannah Strijbos, a.o.

Liszt, Ernst, Schubert
Februari Festival
Sun 27 Feb / 16:00
Sun 27 Feb ’22
  • Sun 27 Feb ’22
    Nieuwe Kerk, The Hague

People often itch to dance when hearing Schubert!


Franz Schubert String Trio in B flat major, D471
Franz Schubert/ Franz Liszt Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S.558 No. 2 | Der Müller und der Bach, S. 565 No. 2
Franz Schubert Auf dem Strom, D943 | Erlkönig, D328
Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst Gran Caprice on Schubert’s ‘Erlkönig’ for violin solo, Op. 26
Franz Schubert String Quintet in C major, D956


Andrej Roszyk violin
Takehiro Konoe viola
Emanuele Silvestri cello
Florieke Beelen mezzo soprano
Peter Nilsson piano
Mees Vos horn
Ishay Shaer piano
Jeroen Dupont violin
Antje Weithaas violin
Pieter van Loenen violin
Hannah Strijbos viola
Pieter de Koe cello
Laura van der Heijden cello

On the programme are Schubert’s famous song Erlkönig, followed by the dazzling Gran Caprice for solo violin, written by composer and violin virtuoso Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst based on the famous song.

However, this concert’s true pièce de résistance is the great master’s own String Quintet in C major. Written two months before his death in 1828, this piece is suffused with melancholy that is so characteristic of Schubert’s style. Two other typical Schubertian qualities are also very much in evidence: his unrivalled talent for melody – he is after all known as the greatest song composer in history, with good reason – and his keen sense for rhythm and dance. People often itch to dance when hearing Schubert!