“About Schubert – Compared to me you are all worms”
Concert for Cello, Piano & Reading

An actor is reading letters, memories from – about – to Franz Schubert.

At the encounter with Beethoven Schubert loses his voice, because of an unfriendly word by his music and instrument dealer he lets himself get scared off with his new compositions in humiliation.

But then: In a wine-elated mood he shouts his answer in the face of the musicians of the Vienna Hofopera-Orchestra who ask him for a composition: “No! I won’t write anything for you!”

“You call yourself artists? Musicians you are! I am an artist, me! I am Schubert … You creeping and gnawing worms which my foot should tread down …!”
This is the same Schubert? And then the insecure song-virtuoso is said to have composed everything at his desk because he never could afford a piano? And all that without any corrections and reworking like Beethoven and Brahms did? Against all worn out clichés, Schubert’s story is surprisingly contradictory and absolutely thrilling.

Key data

Tetiana Lutsyk, Violin
Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello
Andreas Woyke, Piano
Heidrun Maya Hagn, Text-Arrangement

Changing reciters. Among others with Cornelius Obonya and Wolfram Berger.

Duration: 80 Minutes (flexible length)

Program: Cello-Sonatas and Piano-Trios by Franz Schubert and letters and memories from – about – to Schubert


Artists: Friedrich Kleinhapl, Cello
Andreas Woyke, Piano
Composer: Franz Schubert

      Lied „Erlkönig“ op.1
      Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier „Arpeggione“ - 2. Satz
      Lied „An die Musik“