What to expect
11am: Der Wanderer
Franz Schubert: piano pieces
Lieder: Der Wanderer, Der Wanderer an den Mond, Das Zügenglöcklein, Im Freien and from „Die schöne Müllerin“
The wanderer was Schubert’s favorite topic, and not just in the “Schöne Müllerin”. There is also “Der Wanderer”, Schubert’s tragic song about a man who has lost his home forever. It became one of his most successful pieces.
3pm: In die Ferne
Franz Schubert: String trio in B flat major, D 581
Notturno for Piano trio, D 897
Lieder: Abschied, Drang in die Ferne, Der Musensohn, Wandrers Nachtlied, Der Pilgrim, Der Alpenjäger
Many heroes in Schubert’s songs set out to satisfy their wanderlust, singing, hunting, but also meeting a tragic fate. Schubert himself was a passionate wanderer, transforming the songs he heard on his rambles into sublime chamber music, for instance his Notturno for Piano Trio.
6pm: In den Alpen
Franz Schubert: Piano trio in B flat major, D 898
Lieder: Der Alpenjäger, Im Hochgebirge, Im Abendrot, Am Erlaufsee, Auf dem See, Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren, Abschied, Rückweg
The third part of our Schubert trilogy is dedicated to the Alps and their lakes, alternating between idyllic and dramatic Schubert songs and the four movements of the wonderful Piano Trio in B-flat major. At the end it is time to say goodbye: the friends have to return to Vienna.
Duration of each performance: about 60 minutes without an interval
Prices: EUR 22 / 44 / 66 (single performance)
EUR 44 / 88 / 132 (all three shows)
A ramble through Austria with Schubert's songs
Welcome to a ramble through Austria with some of Franz Schubert’s most beautiful songs as well as piano and chamber music. To move out into the country, to escape the narrowness of the city – that is what Schubert and his friends dreamed of every summer. Often enough, however, there was not enough money, and they went for a walk only in their dreams – in Schubert’s songs. This is the topic of our Schubert trilogy on a summer Sunday in beautiful Schloss Eggenberg. Daniel Johannsen is the singing tour guide. Kristian Bezuidenhout provides for sensitive accompaniment on the fortepiano.