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Life and Works: SCHUBERT (Siepmann)

Life and Works - Schubert
Author and Narrator: Jeremy Siepmann
Tom George as Schubert
Other roles taken by Peter Yapp, Stephen Critchlow, Sean Barrett, Jonathan Keeble, Charlie Simpson
4 CDs
152-page booklet
ISBN: 1-84379-065-3
8.558135-38

The life of Franz Schubert has been a gift to romantically inclined biographers: the beautiful, brilliant, modest boy who sprang to fully fledged genius at the age of 16; the quintessential 'artist in a garret', entirely consumed by his art and living a hand-to-mouth existence in Vienna (home of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven); the gentle, cheerful, convivial young man who prized friendship almost as highly as music itself; the unworldly poet from whom great music poured like water from a fountain; the unrecognised master who died almost penniless at the age of 31. And most of this is true. But as revealed in this dramatised biography (lavishly illustrated with musical examples), there was a secret, darker side to Schubert which only renders his story that much more fascinating.


Disc 1

Schubert, Franz

  Life and Works
1.   Music: Piano Quintet in A Major ('Trout'), D. 667 (mvt 4: Theme with variations: Andantino) / Speech: Home and away: Schubert's boyhood 00:08:34
2.   Music: String Quartet No. 1 in mixed keys, D. 18 (mvt 1: Andante - Presto vivace) 00:04:06
3.   Speech: Homesickness and the death of his mother 00:03:53
4.   Music: Piano Trio (in one movement) in B flat, D. 28 00:02:03
5.   Speech: Growing circle of friends and a change of direction 00:05:11
6.   Music: Symphony No. 1 in D, D. 82 (finale) 00:02:40
7.   Speech: In school and out; the first flowering of genius 00:01:36
8.   Music: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118 00:03:12
9.   Speech: First love, and the unwelcome realities of adulthood 00:04:25
10.   Music: Erlkönig, D. 328 00:04:16
11.   Speech: Speed demon and diarist / Music: Mozart - String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516 (mvt 4) / Speech: Destiny - the advent of Schober & Vogl 00:13:36
12.   Music: Mass No. 5 in A flat, D. 678 (Gloria) 00:04:05
13.   Speech: The child in the man: the testimony of friends 00:02:10
14.   Music: Auf der Bruck, D. 853 00:03:28
15.   Speech: Curtain 00:00:07


Disc 2

Schubert, Franz

  Life and Works
1.   Speech: Escape to Hungary 00:06:26
2.   Music: Marche Militaire No. 1 in D, D. 733 00:02:17
3.   Speech: Mayrhofer, misanthropy and melancholy; his first instrumental masterpiece 00:05:19
4.   Music: String Quartet in C Minor ('Quartettstaz'), D. 703 00:07:10
5.   Speech: A belated adolescence, and the black - winged demon 00:08:16
6.   Music: Der Strom, D. 565 00:01:27
7.   Speech: No happy music 00:00:39
8.   Music: Piano Quintet in A Major ('Trout'), D. 667 (mvt 3: Scherzo: Presto) 00:01:33
9.   Speech: Joys, sorrows and perspective 00:02:56
10.   Music: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor ('Unfinished'), D. 759 (mvt 1: Allegro moderato) 00:11:17
11.   Speech: Death, suffering, redemption and arrogance 00:09:05
12.   Music: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 959 (mvt 2: Andantino) 00:03:35
13.   Speech: Drama on and off the stage 00:04:15
14.   Music: Fantasy in C ('Wanderer' Fantasy), D. 760 00:03:27
15.   Speech: Curtain 00:00:09


Disc 3

Schubert, Franz

  Life and Works
1.   Speech: Romantic visions and inner turmoil 00:06:20
2.   Music: Die Verschworenen, D. 787 (Duet: 'Sie ist's! Er ist's!') 00:05:46
3.   Speech: A dream and a terrible discovery 00:05:08
4.   Music: String Quartet in D Minor ('Death and the Maiden'), D. 810 (mvt 1: Allegro) 00:04:53
5.   Speech: Syphilis, Schober, dissipation and sublimation 00:14:26
6.   Music: Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (Halt!, No. 3) 00:01:39
7.   Speech: The Schubert Circle 00:10:05
8.   Music: Incidental Music to 'Rosamunde', D. 797 (Ballet Music No. 2) 00:02:51
9.   Speech: 'The most unhappy and miserable creature on earth' 00:02:08
10.   Music: Octet in F, D. 803 (mvt 4: Andante with variations - variation 2) 00:01:10
11.   Speech: The 'life' in the 'music' 00:00:58
12.   Music: String Quartet in A Minor, D. 804 (mvt 1: Allegro ma non troppo) 00:04:34
13.   Speech: In and out of pain; a lovelorn and melancholy Hungarian summer 00:03:24
14.   Music: Fantasy in F Minor for piano duet, D. 940 00:04:07
15.   Speech: Musical Vienna in decline 00:03:40
16.   Music: Impromptu No. 8 in F Minor, Op. 142/4, D. 935 No. 4 00:02:07
17.   Speech: Curtain 00:00:07


Disc 4

Schubert, Franz

  Life and Works
1.   Speech: New serenity - and a misanthropic tirade 00:06:46
2.   Music: Winterreise, D. 911 (Rückblick, No. 8) 00:00:44
3.   Speech: Schubert and Beethoven 00:08:13
4.   Music: Piano Sonata in C Minor, D. 958 (mvt 1: Molto moderato) 00:03:30
5.   Speech: 'Grand symphony' achieved 00:02:17
6.   Music: Symphony No. 9 in C ('Great'), D. 944 (mvt 4: Finale: Allegro vivace) 00:04:06
7.   Speech: The first tragic composer 00:02:55
8.   Music: Winterreise, D. 911 (Erstarrung, No. 4) 00:02:44
9.   Speech: Schubert's only concert 00:02:38
10.   Music: Piano Trio in E flat, D. 929 (mvt 1: Allegro) 00:03:34
11.   Speech: Schubert and Paganini 00:04:02
12.   Music: String Quintet in C, D. 956 (mvt 4: Allegretto) 00:09:39
13.   Speech: Decline and death 00:08:25
14.   Music: Octet in F, D. 803 (mvt 3: Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio) 00:06:11

Total Playing Time: 04:30:20






Composer(s):
Schubert, Franz

Label: Naxos Educational

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558135-38

Barcode: 0636943813522

Physical Release: 07/2004

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