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Donald Macleod explores the year 1816, a year in which Schubert made his first money from composing after his friends encouraged him to leave teaching and devote himself to music.

This week of programmes about Franz Schubert focuses on five years through his short life, and features one of his string quartets every day.

In 1816, a year in which he made his first money from composing, 19-year-old Schubert was locked in a room and forced to compose by his 'friends', friends who went on to encourage him to leave his teaching work and devote himself to music.

We hear one of the songs he gifted to his first love (sadly not resulting in the marriage he longed for), part of an early setting of the Mass, settings of poems by Goethe, and his eleventh String Quartet.

Six Écossaises for piano, D 421
Michael Endres, piano

String Quartet No. 11 in E major, D 353
Melos Quartet

Litanei, D 343
Dorothee Jansen, soprano, Francis Grier, piano

Mass No 4 C major, D452 Op 48 (mvt 1. Kyrie. Andante con moto & mvt 2. Gloria. Allegro vivace)
Thomas Puchegger, soprano
Belà Fischer, alto
Jörg Hering, tenor
Harry van der Kamp, bass
Wiener Sangerknaben
Chorus Viennesis
Arno Hartmann, organ
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Bruno Weil, conductor

Jägers Abendlied, D 368
Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Andreas Staier, piano

Der König in Thule, D 367
Christoph Prégardien, tenor,
Andreas Staier, harpsichord

An Schwager Kronos, D 369
Christoph Prégardien, tenor, Andreas Staier, piano

Producer: Amy Wheel for BBC Wales

59 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    6 Ecossaises, D.421

    Performer: Michael Endres.
    • Capriccio 49-242.
    • Capriccio.
    • 6.
  • Franz Schubert

    String Quartet in E major, D.353

    Ensemble: Melos Quartett.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON : 4736-2837.
    • DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON.
    • 1.
  • Franz Schubert

    Am Tage aller Seelen, D.343

    Performer: Francis Grier. Singer: Dorothee Jansen.
    • Franz Schubert New Perspectives, Volume 1.
    • SOMM.
    • 11.
  • Franz Schubert

    Mass No 4 in C major, D.452

    Orchestra: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Conductor: Bruno Weil. Singer: Thomas Puchegger. Singer: Jörg Hering. Singer: Harry van der Kamp. Singer: Bela Fischer. Choir: Vienna Boys' Choir. Choir: Chorus Viennensis.
    • SONY CLASSICAL : SK-68248.
    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Der Jungling am Bache, D.638

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Singer: Christoph Prégardien.
    • Schubert: Songs To Poems By Goethe.
    • Deutsche.
    • 3.
  • Franz Schubert

    An Schwager Kronos, D.369

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Singer: Christoph Prégardien.
    • Schubert: Songs To Poems By Goethe.
    • Deutsche.
    • 12.
  • Franz Schubert

    Hoffnung (Es reden und traumen), D.637

    Performer: Andreas Staier. Singer: Christoph Prégardien.
    • Schubert: Songs To Poems By Goethe.
    • Deutsche.
    • 17.

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