|On February 2, 2008 my friend soprano Rebecca Schorsch and I particiapated in the all day Schubertiade at Pianoforte Chicago.
We performed three songs by Schubert, in both their original
version and in transcription for piano solo. A few weeks later we
did a longer program in which we performed six songs, which, alas,
was not recorded
Pianoforte Chicago did record this performance and sent me a CD, which I converted to mp3 format so I could post the songs here for your listening pleasure. I'm sure that you will notice that, like old time persian rug makers, I left in a few slight imperfections so that I would not make jealous the gods of piano playing.
Here they are, in the order that we sang and played them:
Du bist die Ruh' - the song, for voice and piano.
Du bist die Ruh' - the same song transcribed by Liszt for solo piano.
Die junge Nonne - voice and piano
Die junge Nonne, transcribed by Leopold Godowsky, solo piano
Erlkönig - voice and piano
Erlkönig, transcribed by Liszt for solo piano.
By the way, Pianoforte Chicago is a wonderful organization that sponsors a lot of concerts in a beautiful performance space through the PianoForte Foundation. Visit the web page or the store if you're in Chicago.