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John Shea presents Schubert songs from the last years of his life, and a series of landler for violin. Plus a performance of the oratorio Lazarus.

John Shea continues BBC Radio 3's celebration of The Spirit of Schubert with a selection of Schubert's songs from the last years of his life, and a series of Landler for violin. Plus a performance of the oratorio Lazarus which he composed aged just 23 to a text by Protestant poet and theologian August Niemayer. Schubert subtitled the work Easter Cantata. Like so many of his works it received its premiere posthumously, in 1863.

1.01AM
Lazarus (D.689)
Sheila Armstrong, Ruth Welting, Jocelyne Chamonin (sopranos), Anthony Rolfe-Johnson, Martyn Hill (tenors), Martin Egel (baritone), Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Choers de Radio France, Theodor Guschlbauer (conductor)

2.19AM
Songs: Claudius settings from 1816-1817…

Bei dem Grabe meines Vaters (D.496)
Sibylla Rubens (soprano) Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

Klage um Ali Bey (D.496a)
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) Ulrich Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

Abendlied (Der Mond ist aufgegangen) (D.499)
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) Ulrich Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

Phidile (D.500)
Birgid Steinberger (soprano) Ulrich Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

Zufriedenheit [2nd setting] (D.501)
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) Ulrich Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

Das Lied vom Reifen (D.532)
Birgid Steinberger (soprano) Ulrich Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

Taglich zu singen (D.533)
Wolfgang Holzmair (baritone) Ulrich Eisenlohr (fortepiano)

2.39AM
Quartet for Strings (D.94) in D Major
Melos Quartet

2.58AM
Songs: An 1826 Schubertiad...

Widerspruch (D.865)
The London Schubert Chorale (director Stephen Layton), Graham Johnson (piano)

Totengraber-Weise (D.869)
Richard Jackson (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano)

Mondenschein for male chorus and piano (D.875)
The London Schubert Chorale (director Stephen Layton), Graham Johnson (piano)

Trinklied (Bacchus, feister Furst des Weins) (D.888)
Richard Jackson (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.990c Das Echo (D.990c)
Christine Schäfer (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

3.19AM
36 Originaltanze for piano (D.365)
Giampaolo Muntoni (piano)

3.45AM
Lodas Gespenst (D.150)
Dietrich Fischer-Deskau (baritone), Gerald Moore (piano)

3.57AM
Trio for piano and strings (D.898) in B flat major
Andras Schiff (piano), Yuuko Shiokawa (violin), Miklos Perenyi (cello)

4.38AM
Songs: a selection from 1827...

D.896 Frohliches Scheiden (D.896)
Michael Schade (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.896a Sie in jedem Liede (D.896a)
Michael Schade (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.896b Wolke und Quelle (D.896b)
Juliane Banse (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.909 Jagers Liebeslied (D.909)
Gerald Finley (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.919 Fruhlingslied (Geoffnet sind) [vers. 2] (D.919)
Juliane Banse (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

D.902 3 Gesange fur Bassstimme mit Klavier (D.902)
Gerald Finley (baritone) Graham Johnson (piano)

5.13AM
Quartet for strings (D.68) in B flat major
Leipzig String Quartet

5.32AM
Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern (D.705)
The London Schubert Chorale (director Stephen Layton)

5.41AM
Sonata for piano (D.566) in E minor
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

6.01AM
4 Komische Landler for 2 violins (D.354)
9 Landler for violin (D.370) in D major
Veronica Kröner, Werner Neugebauer (violins)

6.09AM
Der Hochzeitsbraten (D.930)
Lynne Dawson (soprano), Michael Schade (tenor), Gerald Finley (baritone), Graham Johnson (piano)

6.21AM
16 Landler und 2 Ecossaisen for piano (D.734)
Michael Endres (piano)

6.33AM

Winterabend (D.242a)
John Mark Ainsley (tenor) Graham Johnson (piano)

Te solo adoro (D.034)

Dreifach ist der Schritt der Zeit (D.070)

Geistes-Gruss (D.142) [third version]
Michael George (bass) Graham Johnson (piano)

Lutzows wilde Jagd (D.205)
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus, Johannes Ritzkowski, Gunther Weber (horns)

Der Jungling an der Quelle (D.300)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Gerald Moore (piano)

Unendliche Freude durchwallet das Herz (D.051)
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus

Geistes-Gruss (D.142) [sixth version]
Michael George (bass) Graham Johnson (piano)

Selig durch die Liebe (D.055)

Trinklied (Funkelnd im Becher) (D.356)
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus

Hier umarmen sich getreue Gatten (D.060)

Lied (Mutter geht durch ihre Kammern) (D.373)
Lucia Popp (soprano) Graham Johnson (piano)

Schmerz verzerret ihr Gesicht (D.065)

Alleluia (D.71a)
BBC Singers

Des Madchens Klage (D.389) [3rd setting]
Maya Boog (soprano) Ulrich Eisenlohr (piano)

Trinklied (Ihr Freunde und du gold'ner Wein) (D.183)
Arnold Schoenberg Chorus

Das Heimweh (D.456)
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone) Gerald Moore (piano)

5 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    D.689 Lazarus, or Die Feier der Auferstehung - oratorio

  • Franz Schubert

    D.496 Bei dem Grabe meines Vaters (D.496)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.496A Klage um Ali Bey (D.496a)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.499 Abendlied (Der Mond ist aufgegangen) (D.499)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.500 Phidile (D.500)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.501 Zufriedenheit [2nd setting] (D.501)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.532 Das Lied vom Reifen (D.532)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.533 Taglich zu singen (D.533)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.094 Quartet for strings (D.94) in D major

    • Franz Schubert: The String Quartets: Melos Quartett.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    D.865 Widerspruch (D.865)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.869 Totengraber-Weise (D.869)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.875 Mondenschein for male chorus and piano (D.875)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.990c Das Echo (D.990c)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.365 36 Originaltanze for piano (D.365) (Op.9) [complete]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.150 Lodas Gespenst (D.150)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.898 Trio for piano and strings (D.898) in B flat major

  • Franz Schubert

    D.896 Frohliches Scheiden (D.896)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.896a Sie in jedem Liede (D.896a)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.896b Wolke und Quelle (D.896b)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.909 Jagers Liebeslied (D.909)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.919 Fruhlingslied (Geoffnet sind) [vers. 2] (D.919)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.902 3 Gesange fur Bassstimme mit Klavier (D.902)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.068 Quartet for strings (D.68) in B flat major [unfinished]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.705 Gesang der Geister uber den Wassern (D.705) [3rd setting...]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.566 Sonata for piano (D.566) in E minor [unfinished]

    • Franz Schubert: Piano Sonatas: Wilhelm Kempff.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 8.
  • Franz Schubert

    D.354 4 Komische Landler for 2 violins (D.354) [complete]

  • Franz Schubert

    D.370 9 Landler for violin (D.370) in D major

  • Franz Schubert

    D.930 Der Hochzeitsbraten for soprano, tenor, bass and piano (D.930)

  • Franz Schubert

    D.734 16 Landler und 2 Ecossaisen for piano (D.734) "Wiener Damen-Landler"

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