This season's Winter Festival celebrates the prolific output and influence of Franz Schubert, one of music's truly timeless geniuses.
Like a shooting star, Franz Schubert blazed across music’s sky for a brief 31 years, leaving behind over 1,000 works that transformed the Classical into the Romantic age. His lifestyle continues to bewilder; his output continues to astound; and his impact on performers and listeners can only be explained in terms of magic.
Four programs spanning Schubert’s creative career and variety of compositions offer a rich journey into one of music’s most ethereal worlds. A fifth concert explores the legacy of Schubert and how composers in the two centuries following his death have re-worked and been inspired by his compositions.
- Mendelssohn Lied ohne Worte in D major for Piano, Op. 85, No. 4 (1845)
- Schubert “Ballet Music No. 2” for Violin and Piano from Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, D. 797 (1823, arr. 1917) (arr. Kreisler)
- Liszt Die Forelle from Six Melodies of Franz Schubert, S. 563 (1844)
- Previn Vocalise for Voice, Cello, and Piano (1995)
- Ernst Grand Caprice on Schubert’s “Erlkönig” for Violin, Op. 26 (1854)
- Mahler Rückert Lieder for Mezzo-soprano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano (1901–02) (arr. Favre)
- Prokofiev Suite of Waltzes for Two Pianos (Transcribed from Schubert) (1920)
- Korngold Quintet in E major for Piano, Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 15 (1921–22)