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Classical or Romantic?

John Shea continues BBC Radio 3's celebration of The Spirit of Schubert with a selection of Schubert's songs on Classical themes, two string quartets and some waltzes for piano. Plus a rare chance to hear the 1822 opera Alfonso and Estrella written to a libretto by the poet Franz Von Schrober, and not performed until 34 years after Schubert's death.

Alfonso and Estrella D.732
Hermann Prey (baritone) - Mauregato
Edith Mathis (soprano) - Estrella
Theo Adam (bass) - Adolfo
Dietrich Fischer Dieskau (baritone) - Froila
Peter Schrier (tenor) - Alfonso
Staatskapelle Berlin, Berlin Radio Chorus, Otmar Suitner (conductor)

Songs on the theme of the Classics...

Amphiaraos (D.166)

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Horch wie Murmeln) - 1st setting (D.396)

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Horch wie Murmeln) - 2nd setting (D.583)

Hippolits Lied (D.890)
Fragment aus dem Aeschylus (D.450)

Philoktet (D.540)

Orest auf Tauris (D.548)

Der Entsuhnte Orest (D.699)

Thomas Hampson (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)

Quartet for strings (D.46) in C major
Leipzig String Quartet

Songs: Salis-Seewis song settings from 1816...

Pflugerlied (D.392)
Christoph Pregardien (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Einsiedelei [1st setting] (D.393)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

An die Harmonie (D.394)
Peter Schreier (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Lied (Ins stille Land) (D.403) [all versions]
Margaret Price (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Herbstnacht (D.404)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Der Herbstabend (D.405)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Abschied von der Harfe (D.406)
Christoph Pregardien (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Herbstlied (Bunt sind schon die Walder) (D.502)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Salve Regina(D.27) in F major
Erna Berger (soprano), Michael Raucheisen (piano), Heinrich Geuser (clarinet)

12 Waltzes, 17 landlers and 9 ecossaises for piano (D.145)
Michael Endres (piano)

Die Einsiedelei(D.337)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir

Das Grab is tief und stille(D.377)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Andreas Staier(piano)

Songs: 1813 Schiller Settings...

Die Schatten (D.50)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Sehnsucht (Ach, aus dieses Tales Grunden) (D.52) [1st setting]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Thekla [eine Geisterstimme] (D.73) [1st setting]
Maya Boog (soprano), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

Dithyrambe (1st arrangement)
James Glichrist (tenor), Brandon Velarde (baritone), The London Schubert Chorale

Quartet for strings (D.87) in E flat major
The Sorrel Quartet

Release date:

6 hours

Last on

Fri 30 Mar 2012 00:30