Wed, 30 August 2006
This week's program features two chamber music pieces, one with voice and one without, both written late in Schubert's life, and both inspired by his love of song. "The Shepherd on the Rock" is longer than most of Schubert's 600 songs, at about fifteen minutes, and in many ways is more like a chamber music piece than a song. The string quartet "Death and the Maiden" uses a song as inspiration for an entirely instrumental work. Musicians from Marlboro (soprano Hyunah Yu, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein, pianist Gilbert Kalish) and the Borromeo String Quartet perform Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen ("The Shepherd on the Rock") for voice, clarinet and piano, D. 965 (Op. 129) and Schubert's String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 810.
Recorded live in the Tapestry Room of the