Franz Schubert was born in 1797, at the cusp of the 19th century and amid a rapidly changing landscape of ideas, politics, literature, industry and music. "It was a seething world that Schubert came into," host David Dubal says. The composer would eventually participate in this transformation, helping bridge the Classical and Romantic eras.
The first part of this series explores a selection of the composer's works for the piano that mark this turbulent time, played by superb Schubertians Claudio Arrau, Alfred Brendel and many others.
Reflections from the Keyboard airs Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10 pm on WQXR.
Program Playlist (all works by Schubert):
Klavierstücke, D. 946 Impromptu No 3
Alt-Wein (arr. Ignaz Friedman)
Sonata in a minor, D784 (Allegro vivace)
Impromptu No 4 in F minor
Der AtlasFranz (arr. Liszt)
Piano Sonata in C minor Opus Posth., D958 (4th Mvmt Allegro)
Impromptus, D. 899