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Donald Macleod introduces examples of Schubert's songs, part-songs and chamber music typical of the works performed at the musical soirées of friends and admirers all over Vienna.

In Schubert's Vienna, a great deal of music-making took place in the homes of the middle-classes and aristocracy. Schubert's songs in particular were a popular fixture at many a musical soirée, and as his popularity grew, concerts devoted entirely to his music were organised by friends and admirers. Donald Macleod introduces a selection of Schubert's songs, part-songs and chamber music, typical of the works performed at such gatherings and often with Schubert himself at the piano.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Psalm 23 (Gott ist mein Hirt) D.706 for high voices and piano

    Performer: Sibylla RUBENS(Soprano) Performer: Silke SCHWARZ(Soprano) Performer: Regina JAKOBI(Contralto) Performer: Ingeborg DANZ(Mezzo-soprano) Performer: Ulrich EISENLOHR(Piano)

    • Naxos : 8 570962 2.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8-570962 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Heidenroslein D.257

    Performer: Dietrich FISCHER-DIESKAU(Baritone) Performer: Gerald MOORE(Piano)

    • Deutsche Grammophon : 431 085 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 431-085-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rastlose Liebe D.138

    Performer: Dietrich FISCHER-DIESKAU(Baritone) Performer: Gerald MOORE(Piano)

    • Deutsche Grammophon : 431 085 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 431-085-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Wandrers Nachtlied (Uber allen Gipfeln ist Ruh) D.768, Op.96`3 [Goethe]

    Performer: Dietrich FISCHER-DIESKAU(Baritone) Performer: Gerald MOORE(Piano)

    • Deutsche Grammophon : 431 085 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 431-085-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Schwager Kronos D.369

    Performer: Dietrich FISCHER-DIESKAU(Baritone) Performer: Gerald MOORE(Piano)

    • Deutsche Grammophon : 431 085 2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 431-085-2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Auf dem Strom D.943 for voice, horn [or cello] and piano

    Performer: Ulrich EISENLOHR(Piano) Performer: Michael VOLLE(Baritone)

    • Naxos : 8 554 663.
    • NAXOS.
    • 8-554 663.
  • Franz Schubert

    Divertissement sur des motifs originaux francais in E minor/B min D.823 for piano duet

    Performer: Isabelle FAUST(Violin) Performer: Alexander MELNIKOV(Piano)

    • Harmonia Mundi : Hmc 901870.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • HMC-901870.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern D.714 [4th setting, for male chorus & strings in C maj

    Conductor: Erwin Guido ORTNER Performer: Ilse WINCOR(Viola) Performer: Tobias LEA(Viola) Performer: Raphael FLIEDER(Cello) Performer: Franz BARTOLOMEY(Cello) Performer: Joseph NIEDERHAMMER(Double bass) Performer: Arnold Schoenberg Choir

    • Teldec : 4509 94546 2.
    • TELDEC.
    • 4509-94546-2.

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