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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.
The annual Schubertiade is made possible through the generous support of Ann Boyer.
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, D. 260 Schubert (1815)
Wonne der Wehmut Op. 83, No. 1 Beethoven (1810)
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)
Nachthymne, D. 687 Schubert (1820)
Abendlied unterm gestirnten Himmel, WoO 150 Beethoven (1820)
String Quartet in C-sharp minor, Op. 131 Beethoven (1826)
VI. Adagio quasi un poco andante