Schubert is reborn as a sand castle

Schubert is reborn as a sand castle


norman lebrecht

June 30, 2017

The East Neuk Festival 2017 is just finishing off its sand sculpture of Franz Schubert to tie in with this year’s Schubertiade.

Created by Claire Jamieson and Jamie Wardley of ‘Sand in Your Eye’ it was sculpted from 20 tonnes of sand on Crail High Street in the East Neuk of Fife in Scotland.

Photos (c) Colin Hattersley


The Festival runs until Sunday 2 July


  • beatlefan says:

    He looks like John Lennon!

  • Scott Messing says:

    The curious among you might wish to compare the sculpture to the rendering of the composer as a parade float constructed for the tenth Deutsche Sängerbundfest held in Vienna in 1928. The image was frequently reproduced in contemporary newspapers and can be found, for example, on page 13 of the July 26 edition of “Das interessante Blatt.”
    Scott Messing