Blog from Ji Liu:
I am very excited to announce my new Schubert Project with Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre from June 10th to 12th, 2022. Over these three days, I will share my research on Schubert and his music over these years. The programme will span from some of his earliest work such as Erlkönig Op.1 and Gretchen am Spinnrade Op.2, to his last works composed in the 18 months between the death of Beethoven and the death of Schubert, such as his great last three piano sonatas D.958, D.959 and D.960. as well as selections from Schwanengesang and Winterreise.
Also, I will be performing some four-hand works by Schubert, György Ligeti and Morton Feldman, dedicated to Schubert’s beloved form for which he wrote more than most of his contemporary composers did. Also, Viennese salon music plays an important role to Schubert’s musical life, so I shall also perform his much loved 8 Impromptus Op. 90 and Op.142 in this series.
This 6-hour programme will be split into three days, and hopefully, will provide a rather holistic and spiritual journey - and I look forward to sharing these masterpieces with you in Shanghai and virtually everywhere in the world through online streaming platforms.
Also, I will be touring with programmes from the "Schubert Projects" throughout this summer - so please do stay in touch and follow me and my exciting musical journey on my social platforms where more concert dates will be announced shortly!
Kind regards, from Ji
Schubert 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899
- No.1 in C Minor: Allegro molto moderato
- No.2 in E Flat Major: Allegro
- No.3 in G Flat Major: Andante
- No.4 in A Flat Major: Allegretto
Schubert/Liszt Erlkönig, Op.1, D.328
Gretchen Am Spinnrade, Op. 2
Schwanengesang, D. 957: Ständchen
Schwanengesang, D. 957: Der Doppelgänger
Schubert Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
Schubert Rondo in A major, D. 951
György Ligeti Sonata for Piano Four Hands
Morton Feldman Piano Four Hands
Schubert Fantasy for Piano Four Hands in F Minor, D. 940
Schubert Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959
Schubert Gute Nacht (From Winterreise)
Schubert 4 Impromptus, Op. 142, D. 935
- No. 1 in F Minor: Allegro moderato
- No. 2 in A Flat Major: Allegretto
- No. 3 in B Flat Major: Theme (Andante) with Variations
- No. 4 in F Minor: Allegro scherzando
Schubert Piano Sonata in B Flat Major, D. 960