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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
Cuarteto Casals

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)
Berliner Philharmoniker
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

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    Des Teufels Lustschloss: Act I

    Singer: Oliver Widmer. Orchestra: Nemzeti Filharmonikus Zenekar. Conductor: Jan Schultsz.
    • Schubert Opera Arias.
    • HYPERION.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet No 10, D.87 (1st mvt)

    Ensemble: Casals Quartet.
    • Schubert String Quartets.
    • HARMONIA MUNDI.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Zur Namensfeier meines Vaters, D.80

    Performer: Adriano Sebastiani. Singer: Leonardo de Lisi. Singer: Alberto Mazzocco. Singer: Marco Perrella.
    • F Schubert - 18 Lieder Transcriptions for voice and guitar.
    • DYNAMIC.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Symphony No 1 in D major, D.82

    Performer: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Karl Bohm.
    • Schubet 8 Symphonies Karl Bohm.
    • Deutsche Grammophon.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    Gebet während der Schlacht, D.171

    Performer: Burkhard Kehring. Singer: Florian Boesch.
    • Scubert Romatic Poets vol 4.
    • NAXOS.
    • 2.

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