Schubertiade, Part I

February 13, 2013, 7:00 pm

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What a scene in Vienna: business owners, intellectuals and scholars offering their home for a concert, a meal, a place to sleep or a room with a piano—all to support the friend they loved and admired, Franz Schubert. It was a Bohemian life, rich with music and conversation. This week, we’ll dip into those legendary house concerts for an enchanting selection of chamber music.


Episode 1

Schubert: Four Impromptus, D. 899, Nos. 2, 3 & 4
Brendel, piano
Phil 411040
17:03, :44

Schubert: “Gretchen am Spinnrade”
Fleming, soprano; Eschenbach, piano
Lon 455294

Schubert: “Der Erlkönig”
Goerne, baritone; Heffliger, piano
Lon 452917

Schubert: “Die Forelle”
Fleming, soprano; Eschenbach, piano
London 455294

Schubert: Quintet for Piano and Strings in A Major, D. 667-Trout
Serkin, piano; Laredo, violin; Naegele, viola; Parnas, violoncello; Levine, double bass
CBS 37234

Episode 2

Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke D. 946, No. 2
Brendel, piano
Phil 456061

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in a minor, D. 821, I
Harrell, violoncello; Levine, piano
RCA 6531

Schubert: “Der Tod und das Mädchen”, D. 531/Op. 7 No. 3
Fleming, soprano; Eschenbach, piano
Lon 455294

Schubert: Quartet for Strings No. 14 in D minor, D. 810
Death and the Maiden” (excerpts)

Guarneri Quartet
Arab 6687

Episode 3

Schubert: Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99, I & II
Heifetz, violin; Feuermann, violoncello; Rubinstein, piano
RCA 61760

Schubert: Trio in E-flat (excerpts)
Beaux Arts Trio
Phil 412620

Schubert: Sonata in E-flat, I
Schnabel, piano
EMI 64259

Episode 4

Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956 (excerpts)
Emerson String Quartet; Rostropovich, violoncello
DG 289459 151
33:58, 7:56

Schubert: “Meeres Stille” & “Auf Dem See”
Goerne, baritone; Haefliger, piano
London 452 917
2:25, 3:33

Schubert: Maid of the Mill: “The Stream’s Lullaby”
Hagegård, baritone; Ax, piano
RCA 09026 61705
6:23, 7:56

Episode 5

Schubert: Moments Musicaux, D. 780, 1-3
Brendel, piano
Phil 446923
13:16, 5:37

Schubert: Octet for Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon and Strings in F major, D. 803

Brunner, Vlatkovic, Thunemann, Kremer, Posch, van Keulen, Geringas, Zimmermann
DG 423367

Schubert: “An die Musik”, D. 547
Terfel, baritone; Martineau, piano
DG 445295