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Music Mountain 2011 #15

From: Music Mountain
Series: Music Mountain 2011 Chamber Music Concerts
Length: 01:56:01

This program was recorded September 4, 2011 and features The Shanghai String Quartet Plus Haochen Zhang, Piano.

2001_hall_small This program was recorded September 4, 2011 and features The Shanghai String Quartet: Weigang Li, Violin; Honggang Li, Viola; Y1-Wen Jiang, Viola; Nicholas Tzarvaras, Cello; Plus Haochen Zhang, Piano

PROGRAM

STRING QUARTET IN D MINOR, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"(1824) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
-Allegro
-Andante con moto
-Scherzo: Allegro molto
-Presto                         
 
PIANO QUINTET IN F MINOR (1878-1879) by Cesar Franck
-Molto moderato quasi lento: Allegro
-Lento, con molto sentimento
-Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco

-FIRST HISTORIC ENCORE: Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F maj, K 370 played by the Leontivitch String Quartet with Bert Lucarelli.

-SECOND HISTORIC ENCORE: Prokofiev: String Quartet #2 in F, opus 92 played by the Gordon String Quartet [partial]

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Piece Description

This program was recorded September 4, 2011 and features The Shanghai String Quartet: Weigang Li, Violin; Honggang Li, Viola; Y1-Wen Jiang, Viola; Nicholas Tzarvaras, Cello; Plus Haochen Zhang, Piano

PROGRAM

STRING QUARTET IN D MINOR, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"(1824) by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
-Allegro
-Andante con moto
-Scherzo: Allegro molto
-Presto                         
 
PIANO QUINTET IN F MINOR (1878-1879) by Cesar Franck
-Molto moderato quasi lento: Allegro
-Lento, con molto sentimento
-Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco

-FIRST HISTORIC ENCORE: Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F maj, K 370 played by the Leontivitch String Quartet with Bert Lucarelli.

-SECOND HISTORIC ENCORE: Prokofiev: String Quartet #2 in F, opus 92 played by the Gordon String Quartet [partial]

Transcript

PROGRAM NOTES

STRING QUARTET IN D MINOR, D. 810 "DEATH AND THE MAIDEN" by Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

The D minor quartet is subtitled Death and the Maiden because Schubert borrowed the theme for the second movement from his 1817 song, Der Tod und das Madchen (Death and the Maiden). The short, simple lied tells of the death gently coming to claim the life of the young girl who urges him, “Go on, oh go on past me! “ The melody that Schubert uses in the quartet is actually the piano introduction that represents the approach of death. The central role of this quotation in the quartet has led several commentators to regard the entire work as the exposition of Schubert’s views on death, and the climax it reaches in the finale as a frenetic Dance of Death. More likely, Schubert borrowed the melody for musical rather than programmatic reasons; according to some evidence, the idea for basing...
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