Ensemble Cymru: Wythawd Schubert Octet

“Beethoven composes like an architect. Schubert like a sleepwalker.”

 Alfred Brendel

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.

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