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Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Part Four

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.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

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.

'Tantum ergo', D962 for soloists, chorus and orchestra 
Lucia Popp (sop), Brigitte Fassbaender (cont), Adolf Dallapozza (ten), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass) / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Wolfgang Sawallisch (cond)
EMI 7 64778 2,
CD 4 track 7


String Quintet in C major, D956
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Scherzo (Presto) & Trio (Andante sostenuto)
4. Allegretto
Alban Berg Quartet with Heinrich Schiff (vc)
EMI 5 66890 2,
tracks 1-4




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