- Erlkönig ("Wer reitet so spät"), song for voice & piano, D. 328 (Op. 1)
- Die liebe Farbe ("In Grün will ich mich kleiden"), song for voice & piano (Die schöne Müllerin), D. 795/16 (Op. 25/16)
- Gute Nacht ("Fremd bin ich eingezogen"), song for voice & piano (Winterreise), D. 911/1 (Op. 89/1)
- An die Musik ("Du holde Kunst..."), song for voice & piano, D. 547 (Op. 88/4)
- Sonata for cello & piano No.1
- Sonata for arpeggione & piano in A minor ("Arpeggione Sonata"), D. 821
Separated by almost a century and a half, the music of Schubert and Schnittke would appear to be unusual companions on a recital program or CD. Indeed, compositionally their music is worlds apart. Yet a convincing argument is made in the liner notes of this album for their juxtaposition on the basis of musical intent and personality of the composers themselves. In this light, Schubert and Schnittke make an intriguing pair. It is even suggested that Schubert's "Argeggione Sonata" can be thought of as a "resolution" of sorts to the turmoil etherealness of the dark, imposing nature of Schnittke's first "Cello Sonata." Whether or not this is a successful decision is of course up to individual listeners, but it is certainly a curious notion worthy of exploring. Performing these contrasting works are cellist Friedrich Kleinhapl and pianist Andreas Woyke. Kleinhapl's tone is exceptionally pure and unsullied, an ideal timbre for the song-like nature of Schubert and the quiet resignation found in the outer movements of the Schnittke. His tone is complemented by a commanding technique, brilliant intonation, and an obviously deep musical introspection. Woyke's playing is equally sensitive and detailed, although the sound of his instrument, particularly in the four Schubert songs that open the album, is somewhat nasal and treble-heavy. The two play together in this live performance with a unified musical vision coupled with ample spontaneity.