Schubert

Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. Schubert died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.

Schubert was remarkably prolific, writing over 1,500 works in his short career. His compositional style progressed rapidly throughout his short life. The largest number of his compositions are songs for solo voice and piano (over 600). He also composed a considerable number of secular works for two or more voices, namely part songs, choruses and cantatas. He completed eight orchestral overtures and seven complete symphonies, in addition to fragments of six others. While he composed no concertos, he did write three concertante works for violin and orchestra. There is a large body of music for solo piano, including fourteen complete sonatas, numerous miscellaneous works and many short dances. There is also a relatively large set of works for piano duet. There are over fifty chamber works, including some fragmentary works. His sacred output includes seven masses, one oratorio and one requiem, among other mass movements and numerous smaller compositions. He completed only eleven of his twenty-stage works.

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Schubert

Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer. Schubert died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circl...

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MOZART Requiem in D minor, K.626
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

Studio recordings, 1954-1959
Total duration: 77:52

Elsie Morison soprano
Monica Sinclair contralto
Alexander Young tenor
Marian Nowakowski bass
BBC Chorus, dir. Leslie Woodgate
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
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NICOLAI The Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture
ELGAR
Serenade for Strings
HANDEL-BEECHAM
Love in Bath: The Great Elopement
DELIUS
The Walk to the Paradise Garden
J. STRAUSS II
Voices of Spring
WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Funeral March
SIBELIUS Pelléas et Mélisande Suite: The Death of Mélisande
MOZART
Divertimento, K 131: Adagio
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.”
TCHAIKOVSKY
Serenade in C: Elegie
BERLIOZ
Les Troyens: Trojan March
MOZART  Symphony No. 31
HANDEL-BEECHAM 
Piano Concerto

CHABRIER
España

MOZART The Impressario - Overture
SAINT-SAENS Omphale’s Spinning Wheel
BERLIOZ The Trojans - Royal Hunt and Storm
BERLIOZ Hungarian March

Recorded in 1945

Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
Blue Network Symphony Orchestra

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WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Funeral March
SIBELIUS Pelléas et Mélisande Suite: The Death of Mélisande
MOZART
Divertimento, K 131: Adagio
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished.”
TCHAIKOVSKY
Serenade in C: Elegie
BERLIOZ
Les Troyens: Trojan March

Live broadcast on ABC/Blue Network, 4pm, 14 April 1945
Total duration: 57:50

Sir Thomas Beecham, conductor
Blue Network Symphony Orchestra

 

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    HAYDN Quartet in G, Op. 76, No. 1
    MOZART “Hunt” Quartet
    SCHUBERT “Death and the Maiden” Quartet
    DVOŘÁK “American” Quartet
    TCHAIKOVSKY Quartet No. 2 in F, Op. 22
    Encores by Dittersdorf, Mendelssohn and Borodin
    Studio recordings, 1926-29
    Total duration: 2hr 35:50

    The Budapest Quartet

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     SCHUBERT String Quartet No.14 in D minor, D.810, "Death and the Maiden"

    Recorded Abbey Road Studio 3, London, 16 October, 1936
    Duration 30:32


    The Busch Quartet:
    Adolf Busch, violin
    Gösta Andreasson,
    violin
    Karl Doktor,
    viola
    Hermann Busch,
    cello

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    SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D887
    SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D887

    Recorded 1938
    Total duration: 65:53

    The Busch Quartet