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Schubert Disc 1 (2015)

<em>Schubert</em> Disc 1

Disc 1 traces the blossoming of Schubert’s compositional skill, from the Overture in c minor for String Quartet, D. 8a (1811), written when Schubert was just fourteen years old, through his first mature work in the genre, his unfinished Quartettsatz of 1820. During these years, Schubert brought the art of the lied to new heights. Included here is his famous song Die Forelle as well as two works inspired by it—the famous “Trout” Quintet and Liszt’s transcription of this notable melody.

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Selections

Overture in c minor for String Quartet, D. 8a | Franz Schubert (8:46)

  • Escher String Quartet

Quartettsatz in c minor, D. 703 | Franz Schubert (9:08)

  • Escher String Quartet

Die Forelle, op. 32, D. 550 | Franz Schubert (2:24)

Die Forelle (The Trout), op. 32, D. 550

In einem Bächlein helle
Da schoss in froher Eil’
Die launische Forelle
Vorüber wie ein Pfeil.
Ich stand an dem Gestade
Und sah in süsser Ruh’
Des muntern Fischleins Bade
Im klaren Bächlein zu.

Ein Fischer mit der Rute
Wohl an dem Ufer stand,
Und sah’s mit kaltem Blute,
Wie sich das Fischlein wand.
So lang dem Wasser Helle,
So dacht’ ich, nicht gebricht,
So fängt er die Forelle
Mit seiner Angel nicht.

Doch endlich ward dem Diebe
Die Zeit zu lang. Er macht
Das Bächlein tückisch trübe,
Und eh ich es gedacht,
So zuckte seine Rute,
Das Fischlein zappelt dran,
Und ich mit regem Blute
Sah die Betrogne an.

Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart (1739-1791)


In a limpid brook
the capricious trout
in joyous haste
darted by like an arrow.
I stood on the bank
in blissful peace, watching
the lively fish swim
in the clear brook.

An angler with his rod
stood on the bank
cold-bloodedly watching
the fish’s contortions.
As long as the water
is clear, I thought,
he won’t catch the trout
with his rod.

But at length the thief
grew impatient. Cunningly
he made the brook cloudy,
and in an instant
his rod quivered,
and the fish struggled on it.
And I, my blood boiling,
looked on at the cheated creature

English: Richard Wigmore © 2005
  • Joélle Harvey, Soprano
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano

Quintet in A Major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass, op. posth. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" ("The Trout") | Franz Schubert (36:55)

  • Sunmi Chang, Viola
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Keith Robinson, Cello
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin

Die Forelle (D. 550), S. 564 | Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt (3:32)

  • Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

Artists

  • Sunmi Chang, Viola
  • Escher String Quartet, String Quartet
  • Joélle Harvey, Soprano
  • Jeffrey Kahane, Piano
  • Scott Pingel, Double Bass
  • Keith Robinson, Cello
  • Arnaud Sussmann, Violin
  • Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

<em>Schubert</em> Disc 1 Total Time: 1:05:32
Discs: 1
Price: $15.00
Year Recorded: 2015