- Works for Violin, Cello and Piano.
For me, the chamber music composed by Franz Schubert is always a special experience. I find it moving, highly emotional, intimate, often sad, and always very lyrical. What else could I want in a performance, as long as it is well done?
On this CD, we get to hear the following:
- Fantasie in C major for violin and piano, D934, with Boris Kucharsky (violin)
- Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898, with Boris Kucharsky (violin), and Peter Wöpke (cello)
- Impromptu in A flat major, D935 No. 2
Performed by Elizabeth Hopkins, piano, with others, as noted above.
These performers continue their series of Schubert recordings, this time with guest artist Peter Wöpke, principal cellist of the Bavarian State Orchestra.
The all-time favorite ‘Fantasie in C Major for violin and piano’ is coupled with Schubert’s B Flat Major piano trio and, like a tasty Viennese dessert, the Impromptu #2 in A-Flat for piano solo.
This is a must for chamber music lovers!
Let me illustrate the magic of this music with some videos:
Here is the Vienna Piano Trio in Schubert’s Trio #1, D898, Allegro moderato:
And next, here is the Schubert Impromptu Op 142 No. 2 in A – flat major, as played by Alfred Brendel:
OK: Here’s one more video, to show you Schubert’s special qualities:
Schubert : The ‘Andante’ from Trio n°2, op. 100, with Renaud Capuçon, violin, Gautier Capuçon, cello, and Frank Braley, piano:
Tags: Schubert, Elizabeth Hopkins, Boris Kucharsky, Peter Wöpke