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1815 Day: Martin Handley presents Radio 3's breakfast show, celebrating the music of Schubert. With a focus on the year 1815, when Schubert wrote nearly 22,000 bars of music.

The Spirit of Schubert - 1815 Day.

With 200 hours of broadcasting and more than a thousand performances, over eight and a half days, BBC Radio 3 presents the biggest ever celebration of Schubert, his music and his life. Including performances of all his completed music and unique broadcasts of his unfinished works, Radio 3 devotes its entire schedule to one of the greatest ever composers. When he died at the age of 31 in 1828, he left a vast body of work, and with live daily performances across the UK, specially commissioned completions of his music and unprecedented analysis of the man behind the music, now, for the first time on this scale, BBC Radio 3 unravels the spirit of this prolific composer.

Today we celebrate the year 1815 when Schubert wrote nearly 22,000 bars of music, much of it in the current repertoire 200 years on. This feat represents a productivity unparalleled in the history of any art. Where did that productivity come from and how did he physically create and write down such a vast amount of music? Throughout the day at 1115, 1400 and 1745 Tom Service introduces The Schubert Lab exploring issues and answering questions about the composer's life and music.

Martin Handley presents Radio 3's classical Breakfast Show.

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Sat 24 Mar 2012 07:00

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Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Erlkonig, D.328 (Op.1)

    Performer: Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone) Performer: Charles Spencer (piano)

    • RCA 74321869522.
  • Franz Schubert

    Overture to Fierrabras

    Performer: The Chamber Orchestra of Europe Performer: Claudio Abbado (conductor)

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4273412.
  • Franz Schubert

    Twelve Ecossaises, D.299

    Performer: Michael Endres (piano)

    • CAPRICCIO 49 242.
  • Franz Schubert

    Stabat Mater in G minor, D.175

    Performer: London Philharmonic Choir Performer: London Philharmonic Orchestra Performer: Franz Welser-Most (conductor)

    • LPO LPO0027.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Apfelbaume, D.197 (Holty)

    Performer: Martyn Hill (tenor) Performer: Graham Johnson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDJ33010.
  • Franz Schubert

    Seufzer, D.198 (Holty)

    Performer: Martyn Hill (tenor) Performer: Graham Johnson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDJ33010.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Traum, D.213 (Holty)

    Performer: Martyn Hill (tenor) Performer: Graham Johnson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDJ33010.
  • Franz Schubert

    Sonata for piano in C major, D.279 (unfinished)

    Performer: Michael Endres (piano)

    • CAPRICCIO 49 461.
  • Franz Schubert

    Morgenlied, D.266 (Stolberg)

    Performer: Lorna Anderson (soprano) Performer: Graham Johnson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDJ33022.
  • Franz Schubert

    Abendlied, D.276 (Stolberg)

    Performer: Felicity Lott (soprano) Performer: Graham Johnson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDJ33019.
  • Franz Schubert

    1st mvt from String Quartet in D minor, D.810 "Death and the Maiden"

    Performer: Emerson String Quartet

    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4233982.
  • Franz Schubert

    Salve Regina, mater misericordiae. Offertorium in F major, D.223

    Performer: Magdalena Hajossyova (soprano) Performer: Sigurd Brauns (organ) Performer: Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin Performer: Dietrich Knothe (conductor)

    • CAPRICCIO 10096.
  • Franz Schubert

    An die Freude, D.189

    Performer: Thomas Allen (baritone) Performer: Graham Johnson (piano)

    • HYPERION CDJ33016.
  • Franz Schubert

    Mass in G major, D.167

    Performer: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Performer: Bruno Weil (conductor)

    • SONY CLASSICAL SB4K90380.
  • Franz Schubert

    An den fruhling (1st setting), D.283

    Performer: Maya Boog (soprano) Performer: Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

    • NAXOS 855736970.
  • Franz Schubert

    Rastlose Liebe, D.138 (Goethe)

    Performer: Jessye Norman (soprano) Performer: Geoffrey Parsons (piano)

    • PHILIPS 422 048-2.

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