Franz Schubert: Die Nacht – Anja Lechner, Pablo Márquez

November 20, 2018, 9:00 am

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German cellist Anja Lechner and Argentinean guitarist Pablo Márquez met in 2003 and have since explored the most diverse repertoire and modes of expression in their concerts. For their first duo album, they highlight the strong tradition of songs with guitar accompaniment prevalent in 19th century Vienna. Lechner and Márquez play some of Schubert’s most beloved songs, framing the album’s centerpiece: Schubert’s Arpeggione sonata. Many of Schubert’s songs were published in alternative versions with guitar during the composer’s lifetime. In some cases, the guitar version appeared even before the one for piano. Interspersed on the recording, are the graceful Nocturnes originally written for cello and guitar by Friedrich Burgmüller (1806-1874).