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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Thursday 8 May 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)
Repeated: Thursday 8 May 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)
Donald Macleod is joined by writer and broadcaster Stephen Johnson to explore the highly productive 'Indian summer' of Schubert's final years.
4/5. The programme looks at two valedictory works from Schubert's final weeks - the motet Tantum ergo and the troubled String Quintet, which gathered dust for 25 years after the composer's death but is now regarded as one of the masterpieces of chamber music.