Schubert's Dark Side
Tom Service delves into the dark side of Franz Schubert, asking what can be heard of it in his music. Tom discovers what Schubert's music tells us about the man and ourselves.
Tom Service delves into the dark side of Franz Schubert. What can we hear in his music?
A provincial composer who died young, described as looking like a "little mushroom", on the face of it Franz Schubert doesn't seem a likely candidate for deep insight into the human condition. But appearances are very definitely deceptive, and some of his music can seem deceptively straightforward as well. Join Tom Service for a journey into Schubert's psyche and discover what his music tells us about the man, and perhaps about ourselves.
With Dr Laura Tunbridge of Oxford University.