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Music to lift our spirits

Schubert at the Piano, by Gustav KlimtWikimedia Commons

April 30, 2021

It's fair to say that Robert Schumann was impressed when he heard Schubert's first piano trio. Schumann wrote: "..the troubles of our human existence disappear...and the whole world is fresh and bright again." Can there be a better review than that? On today's show, join us for uplifting music by Franz Schubert, his Piano Trio No. 1.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Henri Dutilleux: Au gre des ondes: Prelude en Berceuse; Claquettes
Robert Levin, piano
Album: Henri Dutilleux: D'ombre et de silence
ECM 2105

Maurice Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso (From Miroirs)
Texas Festival Orchestra; Ransom Wilson, conductor
Round Top Festival Institute, Festival Concert Hall, Round Top, TX

Joseph Haydn: Quartet in D minor, Op. 76, No. 2 "Die Quinten"
New York Philharmonic String Quartet
University of Georgia Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens, GA

Franz Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D.898: Mvt. 1
Robert Levin, piano; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violin; Peter Wiley, cello
Spivey Hall, Clayton State University, Morrow, GA

Hour 2

Lyun Joon Kim / Roxanna Panufnik: Korean Elegy
Han-Na Chang, cello; Philharmonia Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Album: The Swan: Classic Works for Cello and Orchestra
EMI 57052

Maurice Ravel: Piece en forme de Habanera
Peter Sanders, cello; Adrienne Kim, piano
Central Vermont Chamber Music Festival, Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph, VT

Jessie Montgomery: Rhapsody No. 1
Jessie Montgomery, violin
Album: Strum: Music for Strings
Azica Records 71302

Edward Elgar: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36, Enigma
Aspen Festival Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor
Aspen Music Festival and School, Benedict Music Tent, Aspen, CO