Beethoven & Schubert in Vienna: James Gilchrist & Anna Tilbrook

This concert at Kings Place, featuring the tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Anna Tilbrook, was programmed as part of the 1816: The Year Without A Summer event, including the works of two of the greatest composers, both working in Vienna at the time. The concert was made up entirely of music written during 1816, a year that was extremely productive for the young Schubert but perhaps less so for the older Beethoven. I wasn’t familiar with any of the music featured, but I enjoyed trying to spot the influence of that infamous year and the dreadful weather conditions on the pieces performed. Some of Schubert’s in particular seemed surprisingly cheerful, though I found that I did prefer the more melancholic works by both composers.

Part 1: Schubert
Frühlingslied; Erntelied; Winterlied; Seligkeit (Hölty)
Allegro Moderato from Piano Sonata in E, D459
Am Bach im Frühling (Schobart); Der Wanderer (Lübeck); Litanei (Jacobi); Geheimnis (Mayrhofer)
Adagio from Piano Sonata in E, D459
Gesänge des Harfners (Goethe): I Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt; III An die Türen will ich schleichen
An Schwager Kronos (Goethe)

Part 2: Beethoven
Der Mann von Wort (Kleinschmid); Sehnsucht (Goethe); Ruf vom Berge (Treitschke)
Allegretto, ma non troppo from Piano Sonata No. 28 in A, Op. 101
An die ferne Geliebte (Jeitteles): Auf dem Hügel sitz‘ ich; Wo die Berge so blau; Leichte Segler in den Höhen; Diese Wolken in den Höhen; Es kehret der Maien; Nimm sie hinn denn, diese Lieder

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  1. Pingback: 1816: The Year Without A Summer – Introductory Talk – King’s Place | I Am No Bird

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