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Who Is Schubert?

3 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 30 March 2012

As part of Radio 3's celebration of The Spirit of Schubert, Sara Mohr-Pietsch presents late night Schubert requests and dedications.

Write to her with your Schubert requests and dedications. Email: schubert@bbc.co.uk

Live in the studio across the week she'll also feature exclusive Schubert Remixed sessions, with contemporary artists from across the genres reinterpreting some of Schubert's great songs live in the studio.

Including at 11.30pm The Schubert Essay: Romance proved difficult for Schubert - he stood barely five feet tall, with a long oval face and a deeply cleft chin. In turning to the streets of 19th century Vienna, "a night in the arms of Venus lead to a lifetime on Mercury" Whilst uncertainty exists about the cause of Schubert's death from syphilis, what do his attempts at mercury remedies reveal about his final few years? The medical historian and author of Romanticism and the Sciences Andrew Cunningham, examines The UnRomantic death of the mercurial Schubert.

Music Played

18 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Franz Schubert D.550 Die Forelle (D.550)

    Schubert Lieder Ameling Jansen, Phillips, 8

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    Franz Schubert D.920 Standchen (Zogernd, leise) for contralto, chorus & piano (D.920)

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    Franz Schubert D.759 Symphony no. 8 (D.759) in B minor "Unfinished": First movement

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    Franz Schubert D780. Moment Musicale No.4 in C sharp minor

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    Franz Schubert D.943 Auf dem Strom for voice, horn [or cello] and piano (D.943)

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    Franz Schubert D.804 Quartet for strings no. 13 (D.804) (Op.29) in A minor "Rosamunde" 2nd mov

    Schubert - Rosamunde Quartet, second movement D.804, CBS, 8

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    Franz Schubert D.298 Liane (D.298)

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    Franz Schubert D.899 Impromptu No 3 in G flat

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    Franz Schubert D.788 Lied (Die Mutter Erde)(Des Lebens Tag ist schwer..) (D.788)

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    Franz Schubert D.664: Sonata in A major, Op.120 : Finale

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    Franz Schubert D.860 An mein Herz (D.860)

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    Franz Schubert D.879 Sehnsucht (Die Scheibe friert, der Wind ist rauh) (D.879)

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    Franz Schubert D.201 Auf den Tod einer Nachtigall [1st setting] (D.201)

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    Franz Schubert D.214 Die Laube (D.214)

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    Franz Schubert D.682 Uber allen Zauber Liebe (D.682)

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    Franz Schubert D.959 Sonata for piano (D.959) in A major

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    Franz Schubert D.221 Der Abend (Der Abend bluht) (D.221)

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    Franz Schubert D.324 Mass no. 3 (D.324) in B flat major


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