Franz Schubert

Press Image - Justine Pumfrey / Mitsuko Uchida

Airs Thursday, April 7, at 1 p.m. Every summer in Vermont, musicians come together to find the quiet, space and time to explore the meaning and magic of chamber music. Since 1951, the Marlboro Music Festival has been summer home to classical luminaries such as Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals, Richard Goode, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Murray Perahia, Jaime Laredo, and Mitsuko Uchida (its current Artistic Director), to name a few.

Airs Monday, September 30 at 11 a.m. This week on the San Francisco Symphony music director Michael Tilson Thomas returns to lead the orchestra in an all Schubert program. We open with Schubert's Overture to Alfonso und Estrelle, D.732, followed by two chamber works of Schubert, his Piano Quintet in A Major D.667, "Trout" and his Quartet in d minor, "Death and Maiden," featuring violinist Alexander Barantschik and violist Jonathan Vinocour with cellist Peter Wyrick, Scott Pingel on bass and Juho Pohjonen as pianist.  Finally, Maestro Thomas lead the orchstra in  Schubert's Symphony in b minor.

Airs Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. This week Nikolaj Znaider takes the podium and is joined by pianist Emanual Ax for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22  with Encores of Claude Debussy’s “Pagodes” from Estampes  and Franz Schubert’s Impromptu in A flat, Op. 142, No. 2. The concert will also feature Richard Wagner’s “Prelude und Liebestod” from Tristan und Isolde and Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations.