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The little-known genius with a talent for beautiful melodies

Hugo Wolf was an impetuous student, overshadowed by his friend Gustav Mahler, but one who still made a huge impact

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Hugo Wolf was buried next to Schubert, who he revered

Hugo Wolf was buried next to Schubert, who he revered

Hugo Wolf was buried next to Schubert, who he revered

Sometimes stepping out of my musical comfort zone — the Schubert symphonies, Beethoven’s piano concertos, anything at all by Mozart — to explore what’s down another pathway altogether, I come across an absolute gem.

That’s what happened when I found myself settling into an audience with Hugo Wolf after a random search suggested his Italian Serenade and I pressed ‘Play’.


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