Mark Padmore and Jonathan Biss
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959
Schubert: Schwanengesang, D. 957
"One of the most pure and lyrical tenors in the business" (New York Times), Mark
Padmore returns to the PCMS stage with Jonathan Biss-"an artistic voice like no other"
(Philadelphia Inquirer)-for our third curated program on the theme of "late
style." Both artists' profound understanding of Schubert will be immediately evident as
they illuminate the composer's remarkable final works. The visionary quality in the music
of Schubert's last year is unmistakable: there is a mix of feverish terror (in such songs
as Der Doppelgänger) and consolation unlike anything else in music before or after.
6:45-7:30pm: Free Pre-concert Lecture in the Comcast Circle, Tier 1: Christine
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society