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. The second half of this two-part series on the composer explores a selection of the his works for the piano, played by Alfred Brendel, Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter and many other superb Schubertians.
Reflections from the Keyboard airs Thursdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 10 pm on WQXR.
Program Playlist (all works by Schubert):
Piano Sonata in G, D. 894 (Allegretto)
Variation on a Waltz by Diabelli
Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 303
Helen and Karl Ulrich Schnabel
Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3
Sonata in A major D.959 (3rd Mvmt Scherzo)
Newport Classic, Ltd.
Impromptu in E flat, D. 899 No. 2
D.365 No. 1 in A-flat major
D.365 No. 2 in A-flat major
D.365 No. 29 in D major
D.365 No. 35 in F major
D.969 No. 9 in A minor
Fantasy in C major Op. 15 (Wanderer)
Serenade Soirées de Vienne