September 29 Schubert Recital at Philharmonie Berlin

On September 29, Daniel Barenboim will give a solo recital of piano sonatas by Schubert at the Philharmonie Berlin. The pianist/conductor, who recently released an album of the composer’s complete piano sonatas on the Deutsche Grammophon label, finds the repertoire to be revelatory: “they achieve something people rarely can: they bring conflicting emotions together in harmonious unity. Sometimes a single motif can evoke a sense of joy and, simultaneously, provide a glimpse into an abyss of unspeakable melancholy. The truth is, it’s impossible to put all this into words. But that’s the whole point of music: if we could explain it, we wouldn’t have to play it.”

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