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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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Music: String Quartet No. 1 in mixed keys, D. 18 (mvt 1: Andante - Presto vivace) 00:04:06
3.   Play with flash player Speech: Homesickness and the death of his mother 00:03:53
4.   Play with flash player Music: Piano Trio (in one movement) in B flat, D. 28 00:02:03
5.   Play with flash player Speech: Growing circle of friends and a change of direction 00:05:11
6.   Play with flash player Music: Symphony No. 1 in D, D. 82 (finale) 00:02:40
7.   Play with flash player Speech: In school and out; the first flowering of genius 00:01:36
8.   Play with flash player Music: Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118 00:03:12
9.   Play with flash player Speech: First love, and the unwelcome realities of adulthood 00:04:25
10.   Play with flash player Music: Erlkönig, D. 328 00:04:16
11.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Music: Mass No. 5 in A flat, D. 678 (Gloria) 00:04:05
13.   Play with flash player Speech: The child in the man: the testimony of friends 00:02:10
14.   Play with flash player Music: Auf der Bruck, D. 853 00:03:28
15.   Play with flash player Speech: Curtain 00:00:07


Disc 2

Schubert, Franz

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


Disc 3

Schubert, Franz

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


Disc 4

Schubert, Franz

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

Reader(s):
Siepmann, Jeremy

Label: Naxos Educational

Genre: Music Biographies

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558135-38

Barcode: 0636943813522

Release Date: 07/2004

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