“Beethoven composes like an architect. Schubert like a sleepwalker.”
Ensemble Cymru presents a rare opportunity to experience a live performance of Schubert’s Octet for wind and strings. Comprising 6 distinctive movements, the work showcases a composer with a unique flair for captivating melodies and harmonies. To complement this work, Ensemble Cymru has commissioned a tribute to Schubert from Welsh composer, John Metcalf. With its dreamy beauty, drawing inspiration from the beautiful Welsh folk melody, Bugeilio’r Gwenith Gwyn, Metcalf creates a fitting contemporary testament to Schubert’s lyrical brilliance.