Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
- “An die Musik”, D.547
- “Gretchen am Spinnrade”, D.118
- “Frühlingsglaube”, D.686
- “Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen”, D. 343
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.