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Composer of the Week, Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Episode guide

  1. The Final Year

    8/8 Donald Macleod explores late works by Schubert expressing a more optimistic mood.

    First broadcast: 31 Mar 2012

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  2. Who Is Schubert?

    7/8 Donald Macleod on how Schubert's erratic behaviour began to threaten his reputation.

    First broadcast: 30 Mar 2012

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  3. Classical or Romantic?

    6/8 Exploring the effect on Schubert of living in the shadow of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

    First broadcast: 29 Mar 2012

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  4. Schubert the Wanderer

    5/8 Donald Macleod on how the years 1822-3 saw some unsettling changes in Schubert's life.

    First broadcast: 28 Mar 2012

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  5. The Outdoors

    4/8 Donald Macleod joins Schubert at work and at play in the Austrian countryside.

    First broadcast: 27 Mar 2012

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  6. Schubert and Vienna

    3/8 Donald Macleod explores Schubert's struggle for wider appreciation of his music.

    First broadcast: 26 Mar 2012

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  7. Schubert and Friends

    2/8 Donald Macleod on how Schubert was finally persuaded to take his chances as a composer.

    First broadcast: 25 Mar 2012

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  8. 1815 Day

    1/8 Donald Macleod on how a young Schubert dealt with traditional teenage rites of passage.

    First broadcast: 24 Mar 2012

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