FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2011, 7:30 p.m. (Wesley United Methodist, Hadley)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011, 3 p.m. (Wistariahurst)

Our seventh annual visit to the Vienna music rooms where Schubert and his friends performed  and enjoyed

his music in what they referred to, with  mock-pomposity, as “Schubertiads.”  This program includes

 familiar songs, a rarely heard duet and vocal quartet, a magnificent work for piano,

four hands, the Divertissement on French Themes, an, to conclude,  the Piano Quintet in A Major, “The Trout.” 

Written in 1819, during or shortly after a long walking tour in Upper Austria, the “Trout” Quintet is

one of the most beloved of all chamber works.  It expresses the composer’s delight in mountain air, rushing

streams,wily fish that evade capture, and the wit of friends gathered in a tavern at day’s end. –DP

 

PART ONE

 Gebet  D. 815

Junko Watanabe, soprano, Eileen Ruby, mezzo-soprano,

Peter W. Shea, tenor, David Perkins, baritone,

Gary Steigerwalt, piano

 

  Cronnan  D. 282 

 Mr. Shea, Ms. Watanabe, Monica Jakuc Leverett, piano   

  

  Moment Musical No. 6, D. 780

Edward Rosser, piano

Die Forelle

David Perkins, baritone, and Mr. Rosser

   Nacht und Träume  D. 827

  Ms Watanabe and Ms. Jakuc Leverett

 

Die Junge Nonne,  D. 828

 Ms. Ruby and Mr. Steigerwalt, piano

 

Divertissement über franzosiche Motive  D. 823 (2)

 Dana Muller and Mr. Steigerwalt, piano

 

INTERMISSION

 

PART TWO

 Piano Quintet, ‘The Trout’ D. 667

ALLEGRO VIVACE * ANDANTE * SCHERZO

ANDANTINO-ALLEGRETTO * ALLEGRO GIUSTO

 Ms. Jakuc Leverett, piano

Sarah Briggs, violin * Delores Thayer, viola

Wayne Smith, ’cello * Yasu Suzuki, double-bass 

 

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