chooses The Hurdy Gurdy Man by Franz Schubert
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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.
Britten and Pears
Composer Benjamin Britten and tenor Peter Pears perform Der Leiermann by Schubert.
Broadcast on the BBC 06 Mar 1962
The American baritone Thomas Hampson explores the meaning of Schubert's Winterreise.