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At Home With Franz Schubert / Vienna Schubert Ensemble

Release Date: 11/26/2002 
Label:  Camerata Records   Catalog #: 638   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz Schubert
Performer:  Christof UnterbergerMichael TrabesingerFranz BayerMartin Zalodek,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schubert Ensemble of Vienna
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Transcriptions of orchestral works for string quintet were popular towards the end of the 18th century. It was common to play such transcriptions during evenings devoted to music at home, a popular activity, especially in Vienna. The Schubert family frequently enjoyed such transcriptions in the privacy of their home. Schubert's father's personal collection includes a complete transcription of Mozart's Symphony No. 38 in D "Prague," the original of which was completed in Vienna on December 6, 1786. The first performance took place under the composer in Prague on January 19, 1787, during Mozart's visit there for the very successful performances of his Nozze di Figaro. The transcription was probably made by Schubert's father in 1793 or 1794. Read more On the first page is a penciled note identifying the players: "I. Violin: Ferdinand Schubert; II. Violin Ignatz Schubert; I Viola: Franz Peter Schubert; II Viola (?); Violoncello: Franz Schubert Father." Schubert's older brother Ferdinand said that the whole family would play together, especially during the long evenings of winter. His memory of such events is sweetly domestic: It was a charming experience to play music at our home with our youngest brother Franz and our father. The boy was the most sensitive of us all and, whenever we made a little mistake or played a wrong note, he would chuckle or make a stern face. Our father played the cello part and, if he made a mistake, at first young Franz would say nothing. But, if father repeated the same mistake more than once, Franz would very shyly say `Father, something must be wrong!' Our beloved father took pleasure in being corrected by young Franz." Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504 "Prague" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Christof Unterberger (Cello), Michael Trabesinger (Viola), Franz Bayer (Viola),
Martin Zalodek (Violin), Tomás Vinklat (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schubert Ensemble of Vienna
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Theodore Schubert (1793-4) 
Adagio and Rondo Concertante for Piano and Strings in F major, D 487 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Tomás Vinklat (Violin), Martin Zalodek (Violin), Michael Trabesinger (Viola),
Franz Bayer (Viola), Christof Unterberger (Cello), Charles Cocchia (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schubert Ensemble of Vienna
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Rondo for Piano 4 hands in D major, D 608/Op. 138 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Charles Cocchia (Piano), Miho Fujiwara (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schubert Ensemble of Vienna
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Marches caractéristiques (2) for Piano 4 hands in C major, D 968B/Op. 121: no 2 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Miho Fujiwara (Piano), Charles Cocchia (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schubert Ensemble of Vienna
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1826; Vienna, Austria 

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