Alice Sara Ott & Friends: Schubert's Trout Quintet

Sun 19 Mar 2023, 3pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Classical music
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‘Appl is swiftly becoming a leading Schubertian . . . his warm, buttery voice proved capable of mining the obsessive inner turmoil of the protagonist’s winter journey.’ 

Boston Classical Review

Baritone Benjamin Appl and pianist Alice Sara Ott lead a programme celebrating the joys of the countryside with music by Beethoven, Schubert and Vaughan Williams.

Beethoven and Schubert both loved long walks in the countryside outside their home city of Vienna. Their music is full of their impressions of bucolic scenes and the joys of space, fresh air and the freedom to wander.

In this unusual and affectionate 70-minute programme, songs by both of them plus Ralph Vaughan Williams are sung by the baritone Benjamin Appl, interspersed between the five movements of Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

Beethoven’s folksong settings in English celebrate relief at leaving city life behind, among much else. Schubert’s wanderers are guided by mysterious brooks and the light of the moon; and Vaughan Williams goes on a search for lambs.

In the Trout Quintet Alice Sara Ott is joined by her frequent chamber music partners, violinist Thomas Reif, cellist Sebastian Klinger, double-bassist Wies de Boevé and the German star violist Nils Mönkemeyer.

  • Alice Sara Ott piano
  • Benjamin Appl baritone
  • Thomas Reif violin
  • Nils Mönkemeyer viola
  • Sebastian Klinger cello
  • Wies de Boevé double bass
  • Schubert: Piano Quintet in A, D.667 (Trout) - the movements are interspersed with:
  • Beethoven: Farewell, farewell thou noisy town, WoO.155 No.8; The Pulse of an Irishman, WoO.154 No.4; Since greybeards inform us that youth will decay, WoO.153 No.4
  • Schubert: Wohin? from Die schöne Müllerin, D.795; Der Wanderer an den Mond, D.870; Auf dem Strom, D.943
  • Vaughan Williams: Searching for lambs

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Please note that there is no interval during this performance

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Sun 19 Mar 2023, 3pm
Approximate run time: 1 hour 10 mins.
Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


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