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
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
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