Schubert I - Trout Quintet & the Art of Song
Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 PM
The Morgan Library & Museum, Gilder Lehrman Hall
225 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet, with its infectious melodies and darting rhythms, has been called “the happiest work in the world.” You’ll also hear the charming song that gave the quintet one of its main themes, together with the bittersweet “Trockne Blumen” and more of Schubert’s beloved songs. The "Trockne Blumen” variations are a tour de force for flute and piano showcasing the composer’s special talent for mixing light and dark moods.
Selected songs including “Trockne Blumen” and “Die Forelle”
Introduction and Variations on “Trockne Blumen” for flute and piano
Piano Quintet in A Major, “Trout”
St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble
Ying Fang, soprano
Henry Kramer, piano
Plus: Pre-concert conversation with Grammy-winning electric guitarist and composer Steven Mackey
This program is part of the Facets of Schubert Festival.