Schubert - Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major D 485 12 - 16 May 2009

Some of our German musicians were eager to bring Spira north of the Alps, and in May of 2009 we managed to play a mini-project in Mannheim. Since the rehearsal time was short we decided not to perform a piece that was completely new for us and therefore we chose Schubert's Fifth Symphony, which we had already worked on in September 2008.

It was a rather new experience for a group that spends lots of time rehearsing, not to have the luxury time we usually allow ourselves. In just one day and a half, not only did we have to get comfortable with a piece that quite a few new musicians had not played with us before, but also we had to get very quickly to the detail-work that makes the difference in music like Schubert’s, especially in the case of a “small” symphony like the fifth.


Concert Mannheim 1

14/05/2009 20:00
Johanniskirche Lindenhof (Mannheim Germany) View map

Concert Mannheim 2

15/05/2009 20:00
Städtische Musikschule (Mannheim Germany) View map

Photo Gallery


  • Lorenza Borrani Violin
  • Francesco Bossaglia Horn
  • Luise Buchberger Cello
  • Giorgio Casati Cello
  • Giacomo Cella Bassoon
  • Irène Chatzisavas Violin
  • Michele Fattori Bassoon
  • Nicolas Fleury Horn
  • Timoti Fregni Violin
  • Olga Hansen Viola
  • Simone Jandl Viola
  • Andrea Landi Cello
  • Andrea Mascetti Violin
  • Antonio Mercurio Doublebass
  • Anne Parisot Flute
  • Simone Roggen Violin
  • Franziska Schötensack Violin
  • Luca Stocco Oboe
  • Giacomo Tesini Violin
  • Martine Värnik Oboe
  • Alja Velkaverh Flute