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Offline André

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Top 5 Schubert works
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:38:16 PM »
Favourite Schubert works. There are threads on Schubert in general, or some individual works, but I don’t think there is a « top 5 » (or 10 or whatever).

Here are mine:

- Sonata D. 959 in A
- Quartet no 14 in d minor, Death and the Maiden
- Symphony no 2 in B flat
- Rosamunde, Princess of Cyprus
- Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, lied for soprano, clarinet and piano

I chose one per genre. Not necessarily the ‘greatest’, as I don’t think that kind of thing can be determined. It’s not a condition, I could have chosen 3 for piano, 3 vocal works etc. It’s definitely not easy to restrict oneself to just 5. Excepting the youthful 2nd symphony, I went for late works.

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 06:04:12 PM »
String Quintet in C (his masterwork IMO)
Piano Trio no. 2 in E flat
String Quartet no. 15 in G
Symphony no. 2 in B flat*
Piano Sonata no. 21 in B flat

*I'm with you on this one, André. I wasn't expecting much of this work but was bowled over by it.

If only he could've lived just five more years... :'(

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 06:16:17 PM »
Symphony No.5
Symphony No.9
Piano Trio No.1
String Quartet No.13 A minor
Winterreise
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 06:45:07 PM »
Quintet D956
Quartet (No.15) D887
Die schöne Müllerin D795
Drei Klavierstücke D946
Piano Trio (No.1) D899
Notturno D897

Glad me & Sgt Rock got here before the Piano Trio No.2 crowd! (I love both, but No.1 has a special place in my heart and most of the better tunes, regardless of what say those who look down their stuffy aristocratic noses at it in favour of D929 >.>)
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 06:51:48 PM »
D200
D664
D894
D959
D960
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 07:57:16 PM »
I like more Schubert than Mozart. I feel more identified with his music. Having said that, I include these masterpieces:

String quintet
String quartet 15
Piano trio 2
Symphony 9 'The Great'
Mass in E flat major, D. 950

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2017, 08:59:43 PM »
Quintet D. 956
Klavierstucke D. 946
Impromptu D. 935 No. 1
Sonata D. 960
Divertissement a la hongroise D. 818

honorable mention: Symphonies 2 and 4
technicality mention: the Hungarian Melody D. 817 which was then used in the finale of D. 818

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 09:19:43 PM »
Divertissement a la hongroise D. 818
That was going to be my honourable mention but I already had six >.>

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2017, 10:31:28 PM »
There are too many miracles in Schubert's output.
I could easily select 5 superb songs and the job would be done.

After some thinking though, I selected these:

Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern D 797
String Quartet in D minor "Der Tod und das Mädchen" D 810
Winterreise D 911
String Quintet in C major D 956
Sonata in C minor D 958
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2017, 12:19:32 AM »
String Quintet
String Quartet D 887
Winterreise
Violin Fantasy
Sonata D 959

Trio preference: clearly E flat major D 929

Special mention (choral): "Gesang der Geister über den Wassern" D 714 and "Nachtgesang im Walde" D 913
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2017, 12:28:47 AM »
Winterreise
Die schone Mullerin
Schwanengesang
Wanderer Fantasy
Prometheus





Idk, it's all about the songs for me. Schubert is one of my "song composers" along with Ives and to a lesser extent; Gershwin (as he's more in the jazz/showtunes realm)

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2017, 12:46:17 AM »
Piano Sonata D960
Symphony No. 9
Piano Trio No. 1 (cheers Sarge and amw: a special place in my heart and most of the better tunes, indeed, indeed, Amen!)
Piano Quintet "Trout"
String Quartet "Rosamunde"
String Quintet

Picking only one Lied or Lieder-cycle would have been a gross injustice to all others so I left them all aside.

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2017, 04:37:35 AM »
D 803
D 887
D 911
D 956
D 960

next up, I guess:

D 664
D 810
D 898
D 899
D 929
D 934
D 935
D 944
D 958
D 959

Quite hard to make a choice of just five here, really!
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2017, 06:36:11 AM »
String Quartet No. 15 in G major, D 887
Winterreise D 911
String Quintet, D 956
Schwanengesang D 957
Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2017, 06:29:52 AM »
Hard to choose just five works from such a vast repertoire of emotionally engaging works. That said I'll go with these.... 

Winterreise D 911
String Quintet in C major, D 956
Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
String Quartet in D minor "Der Tod und das Mädchen" D 810
Symphony no 8 in B minor 'Unfinished' D759
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2017, 07:00:23 AM »
My two cents worth:

Winterreise, D 911
String Quintet in C major, D 956
Piano trio 2 in E-flat major, D 929
Piano Sonata No.15 in C ‘Reliquie’,  D840 --- yes, that one!  :-[
Symphony No. 9 in C major 'The Great', D. 944

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2017, 12:26:15 PM »
My two cents worth:

Winterreise, D 911
String Quintet in C major, D 956
Piano trio 2 in E-flat major, D 929
Piano Sonata No.15 in C ‘Reliquie’,  D840 --- yes, that one!  :-[
Symphony No. 9 in C major 'The Great', D. 944

No reason to be embarrassed about liking D 840.
I love that one, too.

There now, ur happy again? ;)
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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2017, 12:34:58 PM »
No reason to be embarrassed about liking D 840.
I love that one, too.

There now, ur happy again? ;)
Much relieved.. . ;)

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2017, 01:19:51 PM »
D. 840 is one of my favourite Schubert sonatas, too! Along with 959, 894 and 960.

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Re: Top 5 Schubert works
« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2017, 04:50:01 AM »
Top 5
.........Top 10
...................Top 15

D. 759
D. 894
D. 899
D. 944
D. 960


D. 760
D. 784
D. 894
D. 946
D. 959

D. 537
D. 664
D. 850
D. 935
D. 958

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