Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

  • “An die Musik”, D.547
  • “Gretchen am Spinnrade”, D.118
  • “Frühlingsglaube”, D.686
  • “Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen”, D. 343

Sarah Shafer, soprano ∙ Kuok-Wai Lio, piano
Source: Curtis Institute of Music

About the Performance

Recorded in Field Hall at the Curtis Institute of Music, this video features soprano Sarah Shafer and pianist Kuok-Wai Lio performing four songs by Franz Schubert. The video is low-resolution and “noisy” at times, but the audio quality is quite good.

Both artists were first-year undergraduates at Curtis when this concert took place. Sarah Shafer has a lovely, pure voice and a convincing stage presence. The pianist, who plays like a seasoned pro, tells me this was his first-ever collaboration with a singer.