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Schubert Institute

The Schubertian

Editor:  Professor Stephen Matthews MA (Cantab.) Ph.D

The Schubertian (ISSN 1740 7117) is the Journal of the Schubert Institute (UK). It is published quarterly with a cover price of £2.50 (free to SIUK members).

The July 2017 issue, no 95, contained reports on the AGM held in London on June 24 which was followed by a recital by Hannah Watson who played Janacek's "Overgrown Path" and Schubert's final sonata D960, the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade in June, and a Schubert day given in Derby on April 22 by Richard Morris and Paul Reid entitled "Not your father's Winterreise". Stephen Matthews reviewed Lorraine Byrne Bodley's "Rethinking Schubert" which is based on a conference held at Maynooth University in 2011. Frances Wilson commenced her series "An Autumn Sonata" - a personal journey through Schubert's penultimate sonata D959.

The October 2017 issue, no 96, contained reports on Schubertiaden at the East Neuk Music festival in June and in Adelaide in July. Janet Wasserman reviewed "Life Unfinished" by Martin White and Stephen Matthews reviewed "Späte Klaviermusik" by Renate Wieland and Jürgen Uhde. Frances Wilson continued her series on D959 and Bob Cotter (our new membership secretary) discussed the significance of crows in Winterreise. There are notes on future events of interest to Schubert lovers.

The January 2018 issue, no 97, contains the third part of Frances Wilson's series "An Autumn Sonata" on Schubert's piano sonata in A, D959 and the first part of an essay by Stan Freed on Schubert's incomplete symphony in E major, D729. There is a report on the Schubert Day at the University of Leeds on November 17 - 18 and a review of Roderick Williams "Schubertian Journey" as recorded in his blog at

The April 2018 issue, no 98, concludes Frances Wilson's article on piano sonata D959 and continues Stan Freed's exploration of the 7th Symphony. There is a light hearted suggestion concerning songs Schubert might have written but did not and, also in a lighter vein, a review of the Erlkings recording of Die Schone Mullerin.

The Editor is always interested to receive possible contributions or comments from readers. Deadline for copy for the Julyl 2018 issue, no. 99, is June 1. E-mail contributions to Stephen Matthews, Editor The Schubertian at Please send unformatted text, .doc or .odt files in Times New  Roman with illustrations or scores as separate .jpeg files.