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Gerald Finley and Julius Drake - Schubert, Mahler

Duration:
2 hours, 30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 15 January 2013

Live from Wigmore Hall, London

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, accompanied by Julius Drake, contrasts some of Schubert's most dramatic settings with songs by Mahler.

Schubert:
Der Strom D565
Der blinde Knabe D833
Im Frühling D882
Grenzen der Menschheit D716
An Schwager Kronos D369
Der Zwerg D771
Der Schiffer D536
Der Kreuzzug D932
Der Einsame D800
Erlkönig D328

8.15: Interval

Mahler: From Des Knaben Wunderhorn:
Der Schildwache Nachtlied
Nicht wiedersehen!
Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt
Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen
Ablösung im Sommer
Zu Straßburg auf der Schanz
Lob des hohen Verstandes

Gerald Finley, baritone
Julius Drake, piano

Canadian baritone Gerald Finley contrasts some of Schubert's most dramatic songs with a selection of the folk poetry settings Mahler made, and which went on to inform much of his later work.

Perennial Schubert favourites Im Fruhling, Der Schiffer and Erlkonig join less wlll-known masterpieces such as his near-symphonic Goethe setting Grenzen der Menschheit. And Mahler was drawn to the collection of German folk poetry 'Youth's Magic Horn' for its naturalness and emotional range, from satirical to bitterly tragic; much of his musical responses to these texts resurfaces in his epic later symphonies.

Music Played

20 items
  • Gerald Finley / Julius Drake part 1

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Der Strom D.565

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Der Blinde Knabe D.833

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Im Fruhling D.882

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Grenzen der Menschheit D.716

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert An Schwager Kronos D.369

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Der Zwerg D.771

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Der Schiffer (Im Winde, im Sturme befahr ich den Fluss) D.536

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Der Kreuzzug D.932

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Der Einsame D.800

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert Erlkonig D.328

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

  • Interval

    • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

      Ludwig van Beethoven Quartet (Op.95) in F minor, arr. Mahler for string orchestra

      Conductor: Jeffrey Tate Performer: English Chamber Orchestra.

      EMI, CDC7-49931 2

  • Gerald Finley / Julius Drake part 2

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Der Schildwache Nachtlied

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Nicht wiedersehen!

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Wo die schonen Trompeten blasen

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Ablosung im Sommer

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Zu Strassburg auf der Schanz

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Lob des hohen Verstandes

      Performer: Gerald FINLEY Performer: Julius DRAKE

  • Encores

    • Image for Gustav Mahler

      Gustav Mahler Um schlimme Kinder artig zu machen

      Performer: Gerald Finley Performer: Julius Drake

    • Image for Franz Schubert

      Franz Schubert An Silvia D.891

      Performer: Gerald Finley Performer: Julius Drake

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