Schubert Season on BBC Radio 3

Tuesday 20 March 2012, 17:48

Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

Editor's Note: BBC Radio 3 will play all of Schubert's compositions for eight and a half days from Friday 23 March 2012 in a special season entitled 'The Spirit of Schubert'.

The season launches with a special broadcast of In Tune in front of an audience as King's Place in London.

In this video interview for the About the BBC blog, Controller Roger Wright looks ahead to the network's forthcoming season.

Further scheduling information about Spirit of Schubert season can be found on the BBC Press Office website.


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    Comment number 1.

    I object to having to listen to non-stop Schubert (or any other composer) on BBC3.
    An hour or even 2 each day would be much more acceptable to, I suspect, most of your listeners. Wall to wall means that I do not even tune in to BBC3 during this period.

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    Comment number 2.

    I've just listened to the Andante from the Trio in E flat, and have to say thank you – I've not heard much of your Schubert season, but am revelling what I have. Its hard to believe that so much glorious music could have been written in those 31 short years.

    Schubert seemed to sneak quietly into my life, and sit in the b/ground whilst I indulged in Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak... There were of course the school years of singing the Trout and The Erl-king and Dietrich Fisher-Dieskau on the radio.... but I was largely unaware of the riches I was missing. Then some years ago, living in a quiet South African town, I was bowled over by a stunning theme to a TV series. It kept resounding in my head, and had me frantically searching to identify it – humming the refrain to friends – listening to extracts of as many Schubert works as I could access.... until I found a second-hand CD of theme music used in a film about Schubert's later life, called 'Notturno', on a car-boot sale, and bingo!

    The power of that Andante still knocks me flat each time I listen to it! Thank you once again for bringing so much more of this magical music to our ears!

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    Comment number 3.

    I had forgotten how magical some of this music is.Thank you for reminding me.Well done all at the beeb!


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