Walker – Finchcocks Schubertiade

This is a fascinating album by Elizabeth Walker and Richard Shaw. They have recorded a collection of 19th century works by Franz Schubert and Theobald Boehm (based on a Schubert waltz) on instruments of that time period; one of these works was arranged by Walker. The result is a fascinating peek back in history to what these pieces would have sounded like when they were newly composed. From a performer’s perspective, this is a significant learning opportunity. The well-researched liner notes include information about the works as well as the instruments; there are also photographs of the instruments.

Walker’s performance is outstanding. The colors and phrasing that she coaxes out of the Louis Lot flute are sensitively chosen and always interesting. This is an album you will return to again and again.

Finchcocks Schubertiade
Devine Music, DMCD003

Elizabeth Walker, Louis Lot flute no. 435
Richard Shaw, Ignace Pleyel piano

Franz Schubert – Arpeggione Sonata, D. 821

  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  • Allegretto

Franz Schubert – Lieder

Das Fischermädchen

Franz Schubert – Trockne Blumen, Introduction and Variations, Op. 160, D. 802

Franz Schubert – Lieder

Gute Nacht
Der Lindenbaum

Theobald Böhm – Variations sur Une Valse de Schubert, Op. 21

Franz Schubert – Lieder

Am Meer
Die Taubenpost