Franz Schubert

Piano Trios



Arpeggione Sonata

Lars Vogt, piano
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Christian Tetzlaff, violin



Liner notes in English and German

2 CDs

February 2023

Catalogue No.:
ODE 1394-2D


Track listing

CD 1 63:14
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major, D 898 (Op. 99) (1828) 40:54
1 I. Allegro moderato 15:08
2 II. Andante un poco mosso 9:46
3 III. Scherzo: Allegro 6:48
4 IV. Rondo: Allegro vivace 9:12
5 Notturno, D 897 (Op. 148) (1827) for piano trio 8:39
6 Rondo, D 895 (1826) for violin and piano 13:39

CD 2 73:31
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Piano Trio No. 2 in E-flat major, D 929 (Op. 100) (1827) 47:58
1 I. Allegro 16:19
2 II. Andante con moto 9:21
3 III. Scherzo: Allegro moderato 7:01
4 IV. Allegro moderato 15:17
Arpeggione Sonata in A minor, D 821 (1824) for cello and piano 25:30
5 I. Allegro moderato 12:10
6 II. Adagio 4:03
7 III. Allegretto 9:17

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Complete description

This new double-album by pianist Lars Vogt, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff includes some of Franz Schubert’s (1797–1828) greatest works of chamber music, including his Piano Trios and the Arpeggione Sonata, in breath-taking interpretations.


Franz Schubert wrote his two numbered Piano Trios, as well as the Notturno for piano trio, during the very last months in his life, in 1827 and 1828. Like Beethoven, Schubert’s final works in chamber music are masterpieces of great emotional depth. The famous Arpeggione Sonata (1824) and Rondo for violin and piano (1826) were written slightly earlier, but can also be counted among Schubert’s late works.


Pianist Lars Vogt tragically passed away on September 5, 2022 due to a serious illness before this album of Schubert’s chamber music was released. This album stands as a great testament of his outstanding chamber musicianship together with his long-time chamber music partners Christian Tetzlaff and Tanja Tetzlaff. “If not much time remains, then it’s a worthy farewell. - - Incomprehensible. Such expression. Such fragility, such love.” (Lars Vogt)


Christian Tetzlaff is considered one of the world’s leading international violinists and maintains a most extensive performing schedule. Musical America named him ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ in 2005. His recording of the Bartók Violin Concertos (ODE 1317-2) received both Gramophone and ICMA Awards, and the recording was also a finalist for the BBC Music Award in 2019. His recording of the Violin Concertos by Mendelssohn and Schumann, released on Ondine in 2011 (ODE 1195-2), and Bach Sonatas and Partitas released in 2017 (ODE 1299-2D) received the ‘Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik’. In addition, in 2015 ICMA awarded Christian Tetzlaff as the ‘Artist of the Year’, and he also received ECHO ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ award in 2017 for his album of Brahms Violin Sonatas (ODE 1284-2). His recordings on Ondine with Brahms’ Trios (ODE 1271-2D) and Violin Concertos by Dvorák and Suk (ODE 1279-5), released in 2015 and 2016, earned GRAMMY nominations.


Cellist Tanja Tetzlaff performs an extensive repertoire, including the staple solo and chamber music literature, and important compositions of the 20th and 21st centuries. Tanja Tetzlaff has played with leading orchestras such as the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Royal Flanders Philharmonic, Spanish National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Paris and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Daniel Harding, Philippe Herreweghe, Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Dmitri Kitajenko, Paavo Järvi, Michael Gielen and Heinz Holliger. Chamber music also plays a significant part in her career, with regular appearances alongside Leif Ove Andsnes, Alexander Lonquich, Antje Weithaas, Florian Donderer, Baiba and Lauma Skride, and her brother, Christian Tetzlaff. In 1994 Tanja founded the Tetzlaff Quartett, with Christian Tetzlaff, Elisabeth Kufferath and Hanna Weinmeister.


One of the greatest pianists of his generation, Lars Vogt was appointed the first ever “Pianist in Residence” by the Berlin Philharmonic in 2003/04 and enjoyed a high profile as a soloist and chamber musician. His debut solo recording on Ondine with Bach’s Goldberg Variations (ODE 1273-2) was released in August 2015 with great critical success. During the years Lars Vogt recorded 15 further albums for Ondine, including the complete piano concertos of Beethoven and Brahms. For these albums Lars Vogt received a Grammy nomination in 2015, ECHO Award in 2017, Opus Klassik award in 2021, and ICMA Award in 2022, among others, plus numerous nominations.