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John Shea introduces a selection of Schubert's songs on the themes of religion, night and death. Plus Die Zauberharfe - the composer's tenth opera.

John Shea continues BBC Radio 3's celebration of The Spirit of Schubert including a selection of Schubert's songs on the themes of religion, night and death. Plus his opera Die Zauberharfe - his tenth opera, but only the second and final to be performed in his life time.

12.31AM
Die Zauberharfe - melodrama in 3 acts(D.644)
Thomas Moser (tenor), József Németh (bass),
Orchestra Filarmonica e Coro del Teatro Nazionale de Szeged, Tito Gotti (conductor)
Actors -
Christine Ostermayer - Melinde,
Walter Schwickerath - Arnulf,
Roswitha Dierk - Ida,
Kurt Schossmann - Sutur,
Otto Edelmann - Folko/Rynoo/Alf

2.10AM
Sonett (Apollo, lebet noch dein hold Verlangen) (D.628)
Sonett (Allein, nachdenklich) (D.629)
Sonett (Nunmehr, da Himmel, Erde schweigt) (D.630)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

2.22AM
Songs: Hardenberg settings...
Hymne 1 (Wenige wissen das Geheimnis der Liebe) (D.659)
Hymne 2 (Wenn ich ihn nur habe) (D.660)
Hymne 3 (Wenn alle untreu werden) (D.661)
Hymne 4 (Ich sag es jedem, dass er lebt) (D.662)
Marjana Lipovsek (mezzo), Graham Johnson (piano)

2.37AM
Die Zwillingsbruder (D.647)
Aga Mikolaj (soprano), Oliver Aigner (bass), Andreas Karasiak (tenor), Stephan Genz (baritone), Heiko Michael Schulz (bass), Chorus Musicus Koln, Das Neue Orchester, Christoph Spering (conductor)

3.13AM
5 Minuets with 6 trios for string quartet (D.89)
Auryn Quartett

3.39 AM
Songs on the theme of Death...

Schiffers Scheidelied (D.910)
Gerald Finley (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano)

An den Tod (D.518)
Elly Ameling (soprano), Rudolf Jansen (piano)

Der Konig in Thule (D.367)
Elly Ameling (soprano), Dalton Baldwin (piano)

Mignon II (So lasst mich scheinen) (D.727)
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Graham Johnson (piano)

3.56AM

D.871 Das Zugenglocklein (D.871)
Mitsuko Shirai (mezzo) Hartmut Holl (piano)

D.059 Verklarung (D.59)
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.753 Heliopolis 1 (Im kalten, rauhen Norden) (D.753)
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.754 Heliopolis 2 (Fels auf Felsen hingewalzet) (Im Hochgebirge) (D.754)
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone), Gerard Wyss (piano)

D.801 Dithyrambe (D.801)
Gerard Souzay (baritone) Dalton Baldwin (piano)

4.12AM
Mass no. 4 (D.452) in C major
Brigitte Fassbaender (mezzo), Lucia Popp (soprano), Adolf Dallapozza (tenor), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (bass), Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Wolfganag Sawallisch (conductor)

4.39AM
Totengrabers Heimwehe (D.842)
Christian Gerhaher (baritone), Gerold Huber (piano)

4.46AM
Divertissement a l'hongroise for piano duet (D.818)in G minor
Christoph Eschenbach, Justus Frantz (piano)

5.18AM
Songs on the theme of the night

Die Sommernacht (D.289)
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Fruhen Graber (D.290)
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Graham Johnson (piano)

Stimme der Liebe (Abendgewolke schweben hell) (D.418) [2nd setting]
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Graham Johnson (piano)

Abendlied der Furstin (D.495)
Sarah Walker (mezzo) Graham Johnson (piano)

Wiegenlied (Schlafe, schlafe, holder susser Knabe) (D.498)
Elly Ameling (soprano) Dalton Baldwin (piano)

5.32AM
30 Menuette mit Trios für Klavier 2/2 (D.041)
Michael Endres (piano)

5.52AM
Eine Altschottische Ballade (D.923)
Marie McLaughlin (soprano), Thomas Hampson (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)

5.58AM

Der Zufriedene (D.320)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor), Graham Johnson (piano)

Vergebliche Liebe (D.177)
Martyn Hill (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Der Liebende (D.207)
Martyn Hill (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Stimme der Liebe (Abendgewolke schweben hell) (D.187) [1st setting]
Elly Ameling (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Der Weiberfreund (D.271)
Martyn Hill (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Furcht der Geliebten (An Cidli) (D.285)
Marcus Ullman (tenor) Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

Selma und Selmar (D.286)
Simone Nold (soprano), Marcus Ullmann (tenor), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

Vaterlandslied (D.287)
Simone Nold (soprano), Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

Die Sternenwelten (D.307)
Elizabeth Connell (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Macht der Liebe (D.308)
Patricia Rozario (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Sehnsucht (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt) (D.310)
Elly Ameling (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Sterbende (D.186)
Elly Ameling (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Die Schlacht (D.387)
North German Radio Chorus, Werner Hagen (conductor)[a German Radio recording]

Goldner Schein - canon for 3 voices (D.357)
Gudrun Greindl-Rosner, Adelheid Schiller, Renate Freyer [members of the Arnold Schoenberg Chorus]

6 hours

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    D.644 Die Zauberharfe - melodrama in 3 acts (D.644)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.644 Die Zauberharfe - melodrama in 3 acts (D.644) Acts 2&3

  • Franz Schubert

    D.628 Sonett (Apollo, lebet noch dein hold Verlangen) (D.628)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.629 Sonett (Allein, nachdenklich) (D.629)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.630 Sonett (Nunmehr, da Himmel, Erde schweigt) (D.630)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.659 Hymne 1 (Wenige wissen das Geheimnis der Liebe) (D.659)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.660 Hymne 2 (Wenn ich ihn nur habe) (D.660)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.661 Hymne 3 (Wenn alle untreu werden) (D.661)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.662 Hymne 4 (Ich sag es jedem, dass er lebt) (D.662)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.647 Die Zwillingsbruder - singspiel in 1 act (D.647)

    • Franz Schubert: Vierjahrige Posten Zwillingsbruder: Spering.
    • Phoenix.
    • 10.
  • Franz Schubert

    D.089 5 Minuets with 6 trios for string quartet (D.89) [complete]

    • Franz Schubert: Complete String Quartets Vol.1: Auryn Quartett.
    • CPO.
    • 5.
  • Franz Schubert

    D.910 Schiffers Scheidelied (D.910)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.518 An den Tod (D.518)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.367 Der Konig in Thule (D.367)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.727 Mignon II (So lasst mich scheinen) (D.727)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.871 Das Zugenglocklein (D.871)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.059 Verklarung (D.59)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.753 Heliopolis 1 (Im kalten, rauhen Norden) (D.753)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.754 Heliopolis 2 (Fels auf Felsen hingewalzet) (Im Hochgebirge) (D.754)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.801 Dithyrambe (D.801)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.452 Mass no. 4 (D.452) in C major [complete]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.842 Totengrabers Heimwehe (D.842)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.818 Divertissement a l'hongroise for piano duet (D.818) (Op.54) in G minor

  • Franz Schubert

    D.289 Die Sommernacht (D.289)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.290 Die Fruhen Graber (D.290)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.418 Stimme der Liebe (Abendgewolke schweben hell) (D.418) [2nd setting]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.495 Abendlied der Furstin (D.495)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.498 Wiegenlied (Schlafe, schlafe, holder susser Knabe) (D.498)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.041 30 Menuette mit Trios für Klavier 2/2

  • Franz Schubert

    D.923 Eine Altschottische Ballade (D.923)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.320 Der Zufriedene (D.320)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.177 Vergebliche Liebe (D.177)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.187 Stimme der Liebe (Abendgewolke schweben hell) (D.187) [1st setting]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.271 Der Weiberfreund (D.271)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.285 Furcht der Geliebten (An Cidli) (D.285)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.287 Vaterlandslied (D.287)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.307 Die Sternenwelten (D.307)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.308 Die Macht der Liebe (D.308)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.186 Die Sterbende (D.186)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.387 Die Schlacht (D.387)

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