In the imagination of every listener, the music left unfinished has a particular and indisputable charm. The composition of some of today’s famous pieces was interrupted by the author’s death: this is the case of Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Art of Fugue or Puccini’s Turandot. And we have always wondered how the composer had thought of finishing his work: the aura of mystery that surrounds them has become part of the very aesthetics of these pieces. But there is another category of unfinished compositions, very different but equally mysterious: the pieces that the author deliberately chose not to finish. Schubert’s Unfinished, which this year celebrates – pun intended – two hundred years, is only the most famous example of this very rich vein, which we could in some cases even compare to Michelangelo’s famous “unfinished”: a fragment, a “torso” that the author does not feel the need to complete in every detail. Out of dissatisfaction, out of a spirit of incessant research, out of accidental causes? We almost always do not know, and perhaps we will never know. But for this very reason many unfinished compositions appear so attractive to us: because they leave a window open on the unknown, they push us to confront ourselves with what we do not know and with the infinite possibilities and potential of music. This Trama, which culminates precisely in the execution of Schubert’s symphonic masterpiece, offers us some of the most surprising and exciting chamber music “unfinished”.



QuartettOCMantova - Haydn, Webern, Schubert

June 3, 2022 – 4.00 pm
Palazzo Te, Sala del Cavalli

Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli - Bonzanigo, Schubert

June 3, 2022 – 10.00 pm
Piazza Santa Barbara

Maurizio Baglini, Quartetto Klimt - Mozart, Schubert, Mahler

June 4, 2022 – 10.00 am
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Alexander Lonquich - Schubert

4 June 2022 – 2.15 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Galleria degli Specchi

Accademia Strumentale Italiana – Bach

June 5, 2022 – 12.30 pm
Palazzo Ducale, Sala dei Fiumi