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Our Annual Schubertiade: Schubert and Beethoven: Influences and Homages

January 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Featuring Mead Witter School of Music alumni:
Allisanne Apple, mezzo soprano
Jennifer D’Agostino, soprano
Jamie Rose Guarrine, soprano
Karl Knapp, cello
Daniel O’Dea, tenor
Michael Roemer, baritone
And the PRO ARTE STRING QUARTET (playing movements from Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 131),
with pianists Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes
Please join us for a pre-concert lecture at 2:15 by Professor of Musicology Margaret Butler in the Rehearsal Hall of the Hamel Music Center.
About the concert: 

On January 26, 2019 our (pianists Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes) 7th Annual Schubertiade at UW Madison’s new Hamel Music Center will be (for the first time!) a hyphenated program: Schubert and Beethoven, as we begin the many observances of the Beethoven 250th anniversary. These two immortals lived near each other in Vienna, and it is possible that they met, though no definitive documentation of such a meeting survives. What is certain is that the younger Schubert was hugely impacted by Beethoven’s music and his stature, and in his own way took the older composer’s work as an inspiration and a challenge. Even in the field of song, in which Schubert first achieved unique brilliance and a modicum of fame, Beethoven was also an important pioneer of the lied and in 1816 wrote what is considered to be the first true song cycle: An die ferne Geliebte (included on our program). Schubert followed with his own great cycles Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, but also found inspiration in Beethoven’s chamber music and symphonic works.

We will include songs by both composers, in some cases pairing and comparing their settings of the same poem, as well as a set of 4-hand variations that Schubert dedicated to Beethoven, and other works demonstrating Beethoven’s profound impact on his younger colleague. The program will end with the Pro Arte Quartet playing final movements of Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 131 that Schubert asked to hear performed as he lay dying.

On January 26, 2019 our (pianists Martha Fischer and Bill Lutes) 7th Annual Schubertiade at UW Madison’s new Hamel Music Center will be (for the first time!) a hyphenated program: Schubert and Beethoven, as we begin the many observances of the Beethoven 250th anniversary. These two immortals lived near each other in Vienna, and it is possible that they met, though no definitive documentation of such a meeting survives. What is certain is that the younger Schubert was hugely impacted by Beethoven’s music and his stature, and in his own way took the older composer’s work as an inspiration and a challenge. Even in the field of song, in which Schubert first achieved unique brilliance and a modicum of fame, Beethoven was also an important pioneer of the lied and in 1816 wrote what is considered to be the first true song cycle: An die ferne Geliebte (included on our program). Schubert followed with his own great cycles Die schöne Müllerin and Winterreise, but also found inspiration in Beethoven’s chamber music and symphonic works.

We will include songs by both composers, in some cases pairing and comparing their settings of the same poem, as well as a set of 4-hand variations that Schubert dedicated to Beethoven, and other works demonstrating Beethoven’s profound impact on his younger colleague. The program will end with the Pro Arte Quartet playing final movements of Beethoven’s String Quartet, Op. 131 that Schubert asked to hear performed as he lay dying.v

Program:

Ich liebe dich,, WoO 123                                      Beethoven (1795)
Der Atlas  D. 957 No. 8                                         Schubert (1828)

Auf dem Strom, D. 943                                         Schubert (1828)

Der Zufriedene,  Op. 75, No. 6                            Beethoven (1809)

Der Zufriedene, D. 320                                         Schubert (1815)

Der Wachtelschlag, WoO 129                               Beethoven (1803)

Der Wachtelschlag, D. 742                                    Schubert (1822?)

Wonne der Wehmut Op. 83, No. 1                      Beethoven (1810)

Wonne der Wehmut, D. 260                                 Schubert (1815)

Kennst du das Land? Op. 75, No. 1                      Beethoven (1809)

Mignon (Kennst du das Land?) D. 321                Schubert (1815)

8 Variations on a French Song, Op. 10 D. 625   Schubert (1818)

An die ferne Geliebte, Op. 98                                 Beethoven (1816)

An die Freude, D. 189                                              Schubert (1815)

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus Op. 24, No. 1, D. 583 Schubert (1817)

Elysium D. 584                                                           Schubert (1817)

Trio in E-flat major, Op. 100, D. 929                    Schubert (1827)

  1. Allegro moderato

Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel, WoO 150   Beethoven (1820)

Nachthymne, D. 687                                                Schubert (1820)

String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131            Beethoven (1826)

  1. Adagio quasi un poco andante

VII. Allegro


Ticket prices: General admission $20.

Ticket policies: Free admission available day of show to UW-Madison students and music faculty, subject to availability. Please pick up your ticket at the Hamel Music Center box office one hour prior to the concert.

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Date:
January 26, 2020
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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center
740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Phone:
608-263-1900
Website:
www.music.wisc.edu

Details

Date:
January 26, 2020
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Categories:
, , , , ,
Event Tags:
,

Venue

Collins Recital Hall, Hamel Music Center
740 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
608-263-1900
Website:
www.music.wisc.edu