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In C: Sem de Jongh

wed 29 apr 2020

Ever since I was 19, I have loved Schubert’s Piano Sonata no. 21 in C minor, D 958.

When I was at the conservatory, we had to analyse the first and second part of it. Harmony, structure, the lot. It took us weeks, and so I had plenty of time to fall in love with this piece, a love that has never ceased. In music, the power of repetition plays a major role. This piece is still giving me as much energy a s it gave me in my Sturm-und-Drang period at the conservatory. The Concertzender broadcasted this tempestuous sonata in December 2017. Listen to a live performance in museum Hermitage Amsterdam

Sem de Jongh is Managing Director at the Concertzender