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Donald Macleod introduces one of Schubert's finest piano sonatas, some settings of verses by a budding young poet and the last of his three great string quartets.

Throughout his career, Schubert was keen for his talents to be recognised by the influential Viennese music society, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. By 1825 Schubert's vocal quartets and lighter piano music were increasingly performed at their Thursday chamber concerts and he was elected one of the twenty 'deputies' of the committee of the Society. There was little public appetite for Schubert's more serious chamber music however and he had great difficulty getting any of it published. Donald Macleod introduces one of the sonatas Schubert finally saw into print in 1827, regarded by Schumann as Schubert's 'most perfect work, both in form and conception' plus some settings of verses by a budding young poet and the last of his three great string quartets.

Trinklied D888
Richard Jackson (baritone)
Graham Johnson (piano)

Wiegenlied D867
Christine Schäfer (soprano)
Graham Johson (piano)

String Quartet in G, D887 (1st mvt)
Artemis Quartet

Piano Sonata in G, D894 (2nd mvt)
Paul Lewis (piano)

Der Wanderer an den Mond D870
Grab und Mond D893
Nachthelle D892
John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
Richard Jackson (baritone)
London Schubert Chorale
Graham Johnson (piano).

1 hour

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Trinklied (Bacchus, feister Furst des Weins) D.888

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Richard Jackson.
    • Hyperion: CDS44232.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Trinklied (Bacchus, feister Furst des Weins) D.888

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Richard Jackson.
    • Hyperion: CDS44232.
    • Hyperion.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Wiegenlied (Wie sich der Auglein kindlicher Himmel) D.867

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Christine Schäfer.
    • Hyperion: CDJ33026.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Wiegenlied (Wie sich der Auglein kindlicher Himmel) D.867

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Christine Schäfer.
    • Hyperion: CDJ33026.
    • Hyperion.
    • 15.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartet in G major D.887 for strings - 1st movement; Allegro molto moderato

    Ensemble: Takacs String Quartet.
    • DECCA : 452-854-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Quartet in G major D.887 for strings - 1st movement; Allegro molto moderato

    Ensemble: Takacs String Quartet.
    • DECCA : 452-854-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in G major D.894 for piano - 2nd movement; Andante

    Performer: Imogen Cooper.
    • Avie: AV2157.
    • Avie.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata in G major D.894 for piano - 2nd movement; Andante

    Performer: Imogen Cooper.
    • Avie: AV2157.
    • Avie.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Wanderer an den Mond D.870

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Richard Jackson. Choir: The London Schubert Chorale.
    • Hyperion: CDJ33026.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Wanderer an den Mond D.870

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Richard Jackson. Choir: The London Schubert Chorale.
    • Hyperion: CDJ33026.
    • Hyperion.
    • 17.
  • Franz Schubert

    Grab und Mond D.893 for male chorus

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Choir: Schubert Chorale of London.
    • Hyperion: CDJ33026.
    • 18.
  • Franz Schubert

    Grab und Mond D.893 for male chorus

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Choir: Schubert Chorale of London.
    • Hyperion: CDJ33026.
    • 18.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachthelle D.892 for tenor, male chorus and piano

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Choir: Schubert Chorale of London.
    • HYPERION : CDJ-33026.
    • HYPERION.
    • 19.
  • Franz Schubert

    Nachthelle D.892 for tenor, male chorus and piano

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: John Mark Ainsley. Choir: Schubert Chorale of London.
    • HYPERION : CDJ-33026.
    • HYPERION.
    • 19.

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