Schubert String Quartets

February 25, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Bill continues his in-depth look at the string quartet’s history with the music of Franz Schubert. His quartets are unique and remarkable. From his early teens, Schubert loved composing quartets with surprising key relationships and complicated rhythms. These “tone puzzles” can be heard within quartet movements and throughout the complete piece. On Friday’s program Bill adds an extra cello to feature Schubert’s final chamber work, the String Quintet in C Major. This “Cello Quintet” was composed just a few months before Schubert’s death.

Playlist

Episode 1

Franz Schubert: String Quartet No. 2 in C Major, D. 32, I & II
Leipzig Quartet
MDG 307 0609
9:50

Schubert: String Quartet No. 5 in B-flat Major, D. 68, II
Leipzig Quartet
MDG 307 0608
7:16

Schubert: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat Major, D. 87, II
Leipzig Quartet
MDG 307 0605
2:06

Episode 2

Franz Schubert arr. Franz Liszt: “Der Müller und der Bach” for Piano, S. 565 No. 2
Evgeni Kissin, p.
DG 445562
:54

Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 29, D. 804,Rosamunde, I & II, III (excerpt)
Hagen Quartet
DG 419 171
20:26, :40

Schubert: String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 29, D. 804,Rosamunde, III & IV
Hagen Quartet
DG 419 171
14:50

Schubert: Quartet for Strings No. 12 in C Minor, Op. posth., D. 703,Quartettsatz
Vermeer Quartet
Teldec 8.42868
:57, 9:09

Episode 3

Franz Schubert: “Der Tod und das Mädchen,” Op. 7, No. 3
Marian Anderson, contralto; Franz Rupp, piano
RCA 63575
2:47

Schubert: Notturno In E-Flat Major, Op. 148, D. 897
Edward Dusinberre, v.; Andras Fejér, vc.; Andreas Haefliger, p.
London 452 854
9:02

Episode 4

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 13 In B-flat Major, Op. 130 (excerpts from V & VI)
Emerson String Quartet
DG 447075
3:30, :56

Episode 5

Franz Schubert: String Quintet In C, Op. 163, D. 956
Emerson Quartet; Rostropovich, vc.
DG 289 459 151
29:03, :35, 19:20, 1:34