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Stephen Hough

chooses The Hurdy Gurdy Man by Franz Schubert

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Classical pianist, composer and writer
Gramophone Award winning recordings include the complete Rachmaninov and Saint-Saens piano concertos. Soloist at the 2013 First Night of the Proms.

The Hurdy Gurdy Man by Franz Schubert

Stephen Hough chooses the The Hurdy Gurdy Man (Der Leiermann), the final song from Franz Schubert's 1828 song-cycle Winterreise (Winter's Journey).

He tells Mark Lawson why an unusual recording by the Irish baritone Harry Plunket Greene (1865 - 1936) is his favourite.

From the Archive

Schubert's Interior Life

Donald Macleod explores Schubert's turbulent emotional state during the writing of Winterreise.

From Composer of the Week 23 Apr 2010

Britten and Pears

Composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears perform Der Leiermann by Schubert.

Broadcast on the BBC 06 Mar 1962

Thomas Hampson

The American baritone Thomas Hampson explores the meaning of Schubert's Winterreise.

From Soul Music 26 Mar 2011

Mark Padmore

Tenor Mark Padmore discusses Schubert's Hurdy Gurdy Man.

From Soul Music 22 Mar 2011