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John Shea presents a selection of Schubert songs written in the composer's most prolific year, 1815. Plus Mass No 6 in E flat, and Adrast and Fernando.

John Shea continues BBC Radio 3's celebration of The Spirit of Schubert with a selection of songs written in his most prolific year,1815, including settings of the poets Gabriele von Baumberg and Ludwig Kosegarten. Plus his little known theatrical works Adrast and Fernando, both of which were first performed long after his death.

2.01 AM
Adrast (D.137)
Elisabeth Wimmer, Arianys (Soprano), Jan Petryka, Adrast und Atys (Tenor), Matthias Helm, Krösus (Bassbaritone), Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra, Mario Aschauer (director)

2.45AM
Song Selection: 1815 Baumberg settings
Performers include Margaret Price (soprano), Ian Bostridge (tenor) and John Mark Ainsley (tenor)

3.00AM
6 Grandes marches for piano duet (D.819) No's 1-2
Christoph Eschenbach and Justus Frantz (piano)

3.15AM
Song Selection: 1815 Ossian Settings
Performers include Michael George (bass), Marie McLaughlin (soprano) and Catherine Wyn Rogers (mezzo)

3.34AM
Die Burgschaft (D.246)
Christoph Homberger (tenor), Ulrich Koella (piano)

3.53AM
Fernando - singspiel in 1 act (D.220)
Edith Mathis, (soprano), Gabriele Sima (mezzo), Heiner Hopfner (tenor), Robert Holl (bass), Austrian Radio Orchestra, Lothar Zagrosek (conductor)

4.16AM
6 Grandes marches for piano duet (D.819) No's 3-4
Christoph Eschenbach and Justus Frantz (piano)

4.36AM
Songs: some settings of anonymous texts from 1815...
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Jamie MacDougall (tenor), Simon Keenlyside (tenor), Ferdinand Von Bothmer (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

4.41AM
Der Liedler (D.209)
Robert Holl (bass-baritone), Rudolf Jansen (piano)

4.59AM
Songs: Kosegarten settings from July 1815
Featuring Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor) and Lorna Anderson (soprano)

5.10AM
6 Grandes marches for piano duet (D.819) No's 5-6
Christoph Eschenbach & Justus Frantz (piano)

5.31AM
Mass no. 6 (D.950) in E flat major
Helen Donath (soprano), Ingeborg Springer (mezzo-soprano), Peter Schreier (tenor) & Theo Adam (bass) Staatskapelle Dresden & Leipzig Radio Choir, Wolfgang Sawallisch (conductor)

6.30AM
Secular Choral Works from 1815
Arnold Schoenberg Choir

6.40AM
D.007 Leichenfantasie (D.7)
Dietrich Fischer Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

6 hours

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Adrast (D.137)

  • Franz Schubert

    Song Selection: 1815 Baumberg settings

  • Franz Schubert

    6 Grandes marches for piano duet (D.819) No's 1-2

  • Franz Schubert

    Song Selection: 1815 Ossian Settings

  • Franz Schubert

    Die Burgschaft (D.246)

  • Franz Schubert

    Fernando - singspiel in 1 act (D.220)

  • Franz Schubert

    6 Grandes marches for piano duet (D.819) No's 3-4

  • Franz Schubert

    Songs: some settings of anonymous texts from 1815...

  • Franz Schubert

    Der Liedler (D.209)

  • Franz Schubert

    Songs: Kosegarten settings from July 1815

  • Franz Schubert

    6 Grandes marches for piano duet (D.819) No's 5-6

  • Franz Schubert

    Mass no. 6 (D.950) in E flat major

  • Franz Schubert

    Secular Choral Works from 1815

  • Franz Schubert

    D.007 Leichenfantasie (D.7)

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