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The Beginning of the End

Donald Macleod introduces two chamber pieces Schubert wrote with some of his musician friends in mind and a selection of songs from his bleak song cycle Winterreise.

As Schubert's reputation grew, so too did respect for his music amongst the professional musicians of Vienna. Schubert wrote two chamber works with some of these musician friends in mind - a virtuosic piece for violin and piano, and a delightfully lyrical piano trio. Donald Macleod introduces both works plus an excerpt from his bleakly beautiful song-cycle 'Winterreise'.

An die Laute
Bryn Terfel (baritone)
Malcolm Martineau (piano)

Polonaise in D minor D824 no.1
Anthony Goldstone, Caroline Clemmow (piano)

Rondo in B minor, D895
Alina Ibragimova (violin)
Cédric Tiberghien (piano)

Ständchen D920
Birgit Remmert (alto)
RIAS Chamber Choir
Director, Marcus Creed

Winterreise D911 (Excerpt)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)
Jörg Demus (piano)

Piano Trio No.1 in B flat, D898 (final mvt)
Florestan Trio.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    An die Laute D.905

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Bryn Terfel.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 445-294-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Laute D.905

    Performer: Malcolm Martineau. Singer: Bryn Terfel.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 445-294-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    6 Polonaises D.824 for piano duet

    Performer: Anthony Goldstone. Performer: Caroline Clemmow.
    • OLYMPIA : OCD-672.
    • OLYMPIA.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    6 Polonaises D.824 for piano duet

    Performer: Anthony Goldstone. Performer: Caroline Clemmow.
    • OLYMPIA : OCD-672.
    • OLYMPIA.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo brillant in B minor D.895 for violin and piano

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • HYPERION : CDA67911-2.
    • HYPERION.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rondo brillant in B minor D.895 for violin and piano

    Performer: Alina Ibragimova. Performer: Cédric Tiberghien.
    • HYPERION : CDA67911-2.
    • HYPERION.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    Standchen (Zogernd, leise) D.920 for contralto, ch & pno vers. 1st [male chorus

    Performer: Cologne Radio Choir. Performer: Birgit Remmert. Performer: Stefan Irmer. Conductor: Helmuth Froschauer.
    • Harmonia Mundi: HMC901669.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Standchen (Zogernd, leise) D.920 for contralto, ch & pno vers. 1st [male chorus

    Performer: Cologne Radio Choir. Performer: Birgit Remmert. Performer: Stefan Irmer. Conductor: Helmuth Froschauer.
    • Harmonia Mundi: HMC901669.
    • 9.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise - song-cycle D.911

    Performer: Jörg Demus. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP : 447-421-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP.
    • 2.
  • Franz Schubert

    Winterreise - song-cycle D.911

    Performer: Jörg Demus. Singer: Dietrich Fischer‐Dieskau.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP : 447-421-2.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOP.
    • 2.
  • Modest Mussorgsky, Vladimir Krainev & Eugene Nestrenko

    Songs and Dances of Death

  • Franz Schubert

    Trio in B flat major D.898 for piano and strings

    Ensemble: Florestan Piano Trio.
    • HYPERION : cda-67273.
    • HYPERION.
    • 1.

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