Schubert 1828

Monday 17 Jun 2019 7:30pm

Part of Aldeburgh Festival

Mark Padmore tenor
Roderick Williams baritone
Roger Vignoles piano
Richard Watkins horn
Trio Isimsiz
Quatuor Diotima
Chamber Choir of London

Schubert String Quartet in G major 1st movement 16’
Der Kreuzzug 4’
Die Sterne 3’
Fischerweise 3’
Fragment from Aeschylus 3’
Ständchen (soprano and choir) 6’
Piano Trio in E-flat 44’
Auf dem Strom 10’
Die Allmacht 6’
Schlachtgesang 2’

Schubert only once took the financial risk of mounting a concert of his own music, and it was in the last year of his life.

Though the press was more interested in Paganini at the time, it sold well, and included two of his greatest masterpieces – the E-flat Piano Trio, ripe with emotional subtleties, and part of the enigmatically nuanced String Quartet in G – plus a fascinating mixture of typically jewel-like songs and unusual but delightful pieces for chorus and piano. This remarkable programme from 1828 is recreated in full.

 

Photo by Marco Borggreve