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Classical or Romantic?

John Shea presents a selection of Schubert's songs on classical themes, two string quartets and his 1822 opera Alfonso and Estrella.

John Shea continues BBC Radio 3's celebration of The Spirit of Schubert with a selection of Schubert's songs on Classical themes, two string quartets and some waltzes for piano. Plus a rare chance to hear the 1822 opera Alfonso and Estrella written to a libretto by the poet Franz Von Schrober, and not performed until 34 years after Schubert's death.

1.13AM
Alfonso and Estrella D.732
Hermann Prey (baritone) - Mauregato
Edith Mathis (soprano) - Estrella
Theo Adam (bass) - Adolfo
Dietrich Fischer Dieskau (baritone) - Froila
Peter Schrier (tenor) - Alfonso
Staatskapelle Berlin, Berlin Radio Chorus, Otmar Suitner (conductor)

3.57AM
Songs on the theme of the Classics...

Amphiaraos (D.166)

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Horch wie Murmeln) - 1st setting (D.396)

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Horch wie Murmeln) - 2nd setting (D.583)

Hippolits Lied (D.890)
Fragment aus dem Aeschylus (D.450)

Philoktet (D.540)

Orest auf Tauris (D.548)

Der Entsuhnte Orest (D.699)

Thomas Hampson (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)

4.22AM
Quartet for strings (D.46) in C major
Leipzig String Quartet

4.48AM
Songs: Salis-Seewis song settings from 1816...

Pflugerlied (D.392)
Christoph Pregardien (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Einsiedelei [1st setting] (D.393)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

An die Harmonie (D.394)
Peter Schreier (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Lied (Ins stille Land) (D.403) [all versions]
Margaret Price (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Herbstnacht (D.404)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Der Herbstabend (D.405)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Abschied von der Harfe (D.406)
Christoph Pregardien (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Herbstlied (Bunt sind schon die Walder) (D.502)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

5.10AM
Salve Regina(D.27) in F major
Erna Berger (soprano), Michael Raucheisen (piano), Heinrich Geuser (clarinet)

5.19AM
12 Waltzes, 17 landlers and 9 ecossaises for piano (D.145)
Michael Endres (piano)

5.44AM
Die Einsiedelei(D.337)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir

5.47AM
Das Grab is tief und stille(D.377)
Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Andreas Staier(piano)

5.50AM
Songs: 1813 Schiller Settings...

Die Schatten (D.50)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Sehnsucht (Ach, aus dieses Tales Grunden) (D.52) [1st setting]
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

Thekla [eine Geisterstimme] (D.73) [1st setting]
Maya Boog (soprano), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

Dithyrambe (1st arrangement)
James Glichrist (tenor), Brandon Velarde (baritone), The London Schubert Chorale

6.05AM
Quartet for strings (D.87) in E flat major
The Sorrel Quartet

6 hours

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    D.732 Alfonson and Estrella ACT 1

  • Franz Schubert

    D.732 Alfonson and Estrella Act 2

  • Franz Schubert

    D.166 Amphiaraos (D.166)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.396 Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Horch wie Murmeln) - 1st setting (D.396)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.583 Gruppe aus dem Tartarus (Horch wie Murmeln) - 2nd setting (D.583)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.890 Hippolits Lied (D.890)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.450 Fragment aus dem Aeschylus (D.450)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.540 Philoktet (D.540)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.548 Orest auf Tauris (D.548)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.699 Der Entsuhnte Orest (D.699)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.046 Quartet for strings (D.46) in C major

  • Franz Schubert

    D.392 Pflugerlied (D.392)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.393 Die Einsiedelei [1st setting] (D.393)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.394 An die Harmonie (D.394)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.403 Lied (Ins stille Land) (D.403) [all versions]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.404 Die Herbstnacht (D.404)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.405 Der Herbstabend (D.405)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.406 Abschied von der Harfe (D.406)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.502 Herbstlied (Bunt sind schon die Walder) (D.502)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.027 Salve Regina for soprano, orchestra and organ (D.27) in F major

  • Franz Schubert

    D.145 12 Waltzes, 17 landlers and 9 ecossaises for piano (D.145) ...

  • Franz Schubert

    D.337 Die Einsiedelei (D.337)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.377 Das Grab is tief und stille for choir and piano (D.377) vers. third

  • Franz Schubert

    D.050 Die Schatten (D.50)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.052 Sehnsucht (Ach, aus dieses Tales Grunden) (D.52) [1st setting]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.073 Thekla [eine Geisterstimme] (D.73) [1st setting]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.047 Dithyrambe (1st arrangement)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.087 Quartet for strings (D.87) in E flat major [complete]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.154 Sonata for piano (D.154) in E major

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