Donald Macleod focuses on the year 1813. At the age of only 16 Schubert was at school, favouring composing over his main studies. We hear his String Quartet No 10 in E flat, D87.
This week of programmes about Franz Schubert focuses on five years through his short life, and features one of his string quartets every day.
At the age of only 16 the shy, bespectacled Schubert was at school. Yet he was not concentrating on his main studies, being far too distracted by music, much to the disappointment of his father. Today's programme focuses on the year 1813 in Schubert's life, and we hear his String Quartet No.10, D87. Other music includes settings of songs by Schiller and Körner, an opera aria, and movements from his first symphony. Plus we learn about Schubert's sudden rage over his singing rather loudly in a tavern. Presented by Donald Macleod.
Des Teufels Lustschloss, D 84 (Act 1 No. 2 Was kümmert mich ein sumpfig Land)
Oliver Widmer, baritone (Robert)
Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
Jan Schultsz, conductor
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, D 87
Zur Namensfeier meines Vaters, D 80
Leonardo de Lisi, tenor
Alberto Mazzocco, tenor
Marco Perrella, bass
Adriano Sebastiani, guitar
Symphony No 1 (mvt 3 Menuetto, Allegretto & mvt 4 Allegro vivace)
Karl Bohm, conductor
Gebet während der Schlacht, D 171
Florian Boesch, baritone,
Burkhard Kehring, piano
Sehnsucht, D 52
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone
Gerald Moore, piano
Producer: Amy Wheel for BBC Wales