17 min

Schubert's Heavy Metal Therapy Artist Propulsion Lab

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This episode contains discussions of syphilis. If you are concerned you have syphilis or another sexually transmitted infection, you can find information about sexual health clinics in New York City here.
What's the relationship between syphilis, mercury, and the composer of "Die Forelle?" Flute-player Emi Ferguson continues her exploration of how syphilis impacted classical composers. This episode looks at the case of Franz Schubert, who died in 1828 at the age of 31. She is joined by Schubert scholar and James H. Ottaway Professor of music history, Christopher H. Gibbs, as well as Dr. Sheila Lukehart. Together, Emi and her guests explore the impact of syphilis and its treatments on Schubert, as well as his late life and works.
Featured Recordings of Schubert's Works:
"Der Erlkönig," "Die Forelle," by Karim Sulayman and Yi-heng Yang, from the album Where Only Stars Can Hear Us
"Die Taubenpost," from Schwanengesang, performed by Matthew Rose and Malcom Martineau, courtesy of Stone Records
"Variations for Flute and Piano on Trockne Blümen," performed by Emi Ferguson and Peter Dugan, 
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat, D. 960 (1. Molto moderato, 2. Andante sostenuto), performed by Sviatoslav Richter, courtesy of Parnassus Records
"Shepherd on the Rock," performed by musicians from Marlboro, live in the Greene Space
""Der Erlkönig," performed by Hope Lies Within, courtesy of Hope Lies Within

This episode contains discussions of syphilis. If you are concerned you have syphilis or another sexually transmitted infection, you can find information about sexual health clinics in New York City here.
What's the relationship between syphilis, mercury, and the composer of "Die Forelle?" Flute-player Emi Ferguson continues her exploration of how syphilis impacted classical composers. This episode looks at the case of Franz Schubert, who died in 1828 at the age of 31. She is joined by Schubert scholar and James H. Ottaway Professor of music history, Christopher H. Gibbs, as well as Dr. Sheila Lukehart. Together, Emi and her guests explore the impact of syphilis and its treatments on Schubert, as well as his late life and works.
Featured Recordings of Schubert's Works:
"Der Erlkönig," "Die Forelle," by Karim Sulayman and Yi-heng Yang, from the album Where Only Stars Can Hear Us
"Die Taubenpost," from Schwanengesang, performed by Matthew Rose and Malcom Martineau, courtesy of Stone Records
"Variations for Flute and Piano on Trockne Blümen," performed by Emi Ferguson and Peter Dugan, 
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat, D. 960 (1. Molto moderato, 2. Andante sostenuto), performed by Sviatoslav Richter, courtesy of Parnassus Records
"Shepherd on the Rock," performed by musicians from Marlboro, live in the Greene Space
""Der Erlkönig," performed by Hope Lies Within, courtesy of Hope Lies Within

17 min