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Penny Gore introduces performances of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No 17 and works by Schubert including a selection of his partsongs.

The Hohenems Schubertiade 2015.

Penny Gore introduces concert performances from this leading chamber music festival, founded by the baritone Hermann Prey in 1976 in the small town of Hohenems, in Vorarlberg, the westernmost part of Austria.

Today Igor Levit plays the first of three Beethoven piano sonatas you can hear in this week's programmes, and an all-star cast of singers join forces in Schubert part songs - the beginning of a year-long project to perform all his songs at the Schubertiade.

Schubert: Das Abendrot (Der Abend bluht, der Westen gluht), D236; Das Leben, D269; Im Gegenwätigen Vergangenes, D710

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 17 in D minor, Op 31 No 2 (Tempest)
Igor Levit (piano)

Schubert: Mondenschein, D875; Coronach, D836; Ständchen, D920

Mojca Erdmann (soprano),
Juliane Banse (soprano),
Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano),
Martin Mitterrutzner (tenor),
Maximilian Schmitt (tenor),
Sophie Rennert (contralto),
Benjamin Appl (baritone),
Andrè Schuen (baritone),
David Steffens (bass),
Helmut Deutsch and Graham Johnson (pianos)

Photo of singers and Graham Johnson (c) Schubertiade Gmb 2015.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Das Abendrot D.236

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Mojca Erdmann. Singer: Andre Schuen. Singer: Juliane Banse.
  • Franz Schubert

    Das Leben D.269

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Mojca Erdmann. Singer: Juliane Banse. Singer: Angelika Kirchschlager. Singer: Martin Mitterrutzner. Singer: Benjamin Appl. Singer: Andre Schuen.
  • Franz Schubert

    Im Gegenwartigen Vergangenes D.710

    Performer: Martin Mitterrutzner. Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Maximilian Schmitt. Singer: Benjamin Appl. Singer: David Steffens.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 17 in D minor Op.31`2 (Tempest)

    Performer: Igor Levit.
  • Franz Schubert

    Mondenschein D.875

    Performer: Graham Johnson. Singer: Martin Mitterrutzner. Singer: Maximilian Schmitt. Singer: Benjamin Appl. Singer: Andre Schuen. Singer: David Steffens.
  • Franz Schubert

    Coronach D.836

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Mojca Erdmann. Singer: Juliane Banse. Singer: Sophie Rennert.
  • Franz Schubert

    Standchen D.920

    Performer: Helmut Deutsch. Singer: Angelika Kirchschlager. Singer: Martin Mitterrutzner. Singer: Maximilian Schmitt. Singer: Benjamin Appl. Singer: David Steffens.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Partita No 1 in B flat major for keyboard, BWV 825 (Gigue)

    Performer: Igor Levit.
    • Igor Levit: Bach - Partitas.
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