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Schubert and Friends

Schubert - In Words and Music

Continuing BBC Radio 3's celebration of The Spirit of Schubert, the words in this special edition of Words and Music come from letters by Schubert himself, read by Russell Tovey, and from letters, diaries and remininscences from his wide circle of friends, read by Anthony Calf. There are also extracts from fascinating contemporary documents including the composer's school reports, the dismissive official view of his suitability for conscription, and the poignant inventory of his paltry possessions, listed after his death.

The music is, of course, all by Schubert, a soundtrack to the life and death of this short-lived genius.

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1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 25 Mar 2012 18:30