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BBC Radio 3 tells you everything you need to know about Franz Schubert. These free downloads will cover every aspect of the life of one of the greatest ever composers.

The Spirit of Schubert BBC Radio 3

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    • 3.2 • 6 Ratings

BBC Radio 3 tells you everything you need to know about Franz Schubert. These free downloads will cover every aspect of the life of one of the greatest ever composers.

    Composer of the Week: Schubert Part 2 of 2

    Composer of the Week: Schubert Part 2 of 2

    Donald Macleod explores the life and work of Franz Schubert, as part of a season of programmes devoted to the Viennese composer

    • 51 min
    Schubert's Vienna:18 Last Days

    Schubert's Vienna:18 Last Days

    Sean Rafferty is taken to the ‘Sterbewohnung’, the house where Schubert spent his final days and where he composed some of his greatest works, and goes to the Zentralfriedhof where Schubert is buried.

    • 5 min
    Schubert's Vienna: 17 Syphilis

    Schubert's Vienna: 17 Syphilis

    Sean Rafferty sees grisly evidence of Schubert’s syphilitic condition with Dr Beatrix Patzak, director of the Federal Pathology and Anatomy Museum, and hears about the symptoms, progress and treatment of the disease.

    • 5 min
    Schubert Labs - Episode 8

    Schubert Labs - Episode 8

    In the eight and final episode of The Schubert Lab, Tom Service tries to answer the question: Is Schubert's final year an end or a begining?

    • 30 min
    The Schubert Essay - Episode 8 The UnRomantic death of the mercurial Schubert

    The Schubert Essay - Episode 8 The UnRomantic death of the mercurial Schubert

    Romance proved difficult for Schubert - he stood barely five feet tall, with a long oval face and a deeply cleft chin. In turning to the streets of 19th century Vienna, "a night in the arms of Venus lead to a lifetime on Mercury" Whilst uncertainty exists about the cause of Schubert's death from syphilis, what do his attempts at mercury remedies reveal about his final few years? The medical historian and author of Romanticism and the Sciences Andrew Cunningham, examines The UnRomantic death of the mercurial Schubert.

    • 12 min
    Schubert's Vienna: 16 Lichtenthal Church

    Schubert's Vienna: 16 Lichtenthal Church

    Sean Rafferty is guided round the Lichtenthal Church, scene of Schubert’s baptism and first public performance, by parishioner Hannah Martin.

    • 3 min

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