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Schubert For Two / Gil Shaham, Göran Söllscher


Release Date: 02/11/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 471568   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran SöllscherGil Shaham
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In Schubert for Two, violinist Gil Shaham and guitarist Göran Söllscher have assembled a remarkable Schubertiade of familiar tunes from Vienna's bottomless well, all arranged for violin and guitar. This unusual pairing is one with which Schubert was not unfamiliar (the fifteen dances from D 365 were arranged by him for flute or violin and guitar) and it works. The piano in Schubert's day was a nimbler forebear to the modern industrial marvel of the concert hall, more akin to the articulate, woody tone of the classical guitar.

At the violin, Shaham is his usual warm, assured self, tender, strong, and unfailingly limber, with the technique of ten men: The double stops in the tastefully un-cloying reading of the
Read more "Ave Maria" are enough to make a student head for the practice room and a virtuoso turn green. For his part, Söllscher is equally pristine on the guitar; his tone is warm and his playing is solid, never a chip or a buzz.

Throughout the program, intimacy prevails, and producer Sid McLauchlan has captured it. At times, the sound just a notch up from a whisper mixed with the subtle breathing of the players, then it swells to a gutsy forte. In what is one of the most dynamically contrasted performances you'll ever hear on CD, Shaham and Söllscher never lose the feeling of a living room setting. Close your eyes and you can smell the Café Viennoise. This may well be the CD of the decade: you'll want one for your Mom, one for your son, one for your dog, and one more for the car, just so everyone can be reminded of what's good in the world. - WQXR

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatina for Violin and Piano in D major, D 384/Op. 137 no 1 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 14 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Mats Bergström 
2.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Göran Söllscher
This selection was arranged by Göran Söllscher based on the arrangement by Fritz Kreisler. 
3.
Schwanengesang, D 957: no 4, Ständchen by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Göran Söllscher 
4.
Valses nobles (12) for Piano, D 969/Op. 77: no 4 in G major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Börje Sandquist 
5.
German Dances (12) for Piano, D 790/Op. 171: no 3 in D major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Börje Sandquist 
6.
Waltzes (20) for Piano, D 146/Op. 127 "Letzte Walzer": no 12 in G minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815/1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Börje Sandquist 
7.
Valses nobles (12) for Piano, D 969/Op. 77: no 3 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Börje Sandquist 
8.
German Dances (12) for Piano, D 790/Op. 171: no 10 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Börje Sandquist 
9.
Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 25 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Göran Söllscher 
10.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 36 in F major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Göran Söllscher 
11.
German Dances (16) and Ecossaises (2) for Piano, D 783/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Göran Söllscher 
12.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Göran Söllscher 
13.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 1 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Schubert 
14.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 19 in G major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Schubert 
15.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 20 in G major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Schubert 
16.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Schubert 
17.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 21 in G major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Schubert 
18.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
19.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 16 in A major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
20.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 23 in B major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
21.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 7 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
22.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 11 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 44 Secs. 
23.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 12 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
24.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 9 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 46 Secs. 
25.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 10 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Gil Shaham (Violin), Göran Söllscher (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
26.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Göran Söllscher
This selection was arranged by Göran Söllscher based on arrangements by August Wilhelmj and Jascha Heifetz. 
27.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 6 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Schubert 
28.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 3 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Göran Söllscher (Guitar), Gil Shaham (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/2002 
Venue:  Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Franz Schubert 

Sound Samples

Sonatina In D For Violin & Piano, D384: 1. Allegro molto
Sonatina In D For Violin & Piano, D384: 2. Andante
Sonatina In D For Violin & Piano, D384: 3. Allegro vivace
6 Moments Musicaux, Op.94 D.780: Moment Musical (D 780/3)
Schwanengesang, D.957 (Cycle): Serenade (Ständchen D 957/4)
Valses nobles, D 969 (Op.77): Valse No.4
12 German Dances, D.790: Ländler (German Dance) No.3
20 Waltzes (Letzte Waltzer) D 146, Op.127: Valse (Ländler) No.12
Valses nobles, D 969 (Op.77): Valse No.3
16 German Dances, D.783: German Dance No.10
Sonata For Arpeggione And Piano In A Minor, D.821: 1. Allegro moderato
Sonata For Arpeggione And Piano In A Minor, D.821: 2. Adagio
Sonata For Arpeggione And Piano In A Minor, D.821: 3. Allegretto
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: Valse (D 365, No.36), Op.9b No.18
16 German Dances, D.783: German Dance No.2, Op.33 No.2
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: Valse (D 365, No.2), Op.9a No.2
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.1 (D 365, No.1)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.2 (D 365, No.19)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.3 (D 365, No.20)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.4 (D 365, No.21)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.5 (D 365, No.6)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.6 (D 365, No.2) "Trauerwalzer"
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.7 (D 365, No.3)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.8 (D 365, No.4)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.9 (D 365, No.16)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.10 (D 365, No.23)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.11 (D 365, No.7)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.12 (D 365, No.11)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.13 (D 365, No.12)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.14 (D 365, No.9)
36 Originaltänze (German Dances) for Piano, Op.9: German Dance No.15 (D 365, No.10)
Ave Maria, "Ellens Gesang III", D839

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