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Franz Schubert

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About Franz Schubert

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Franz Schubert died at the very young age of 31, but by that time he has written an amazing amount of beautiful music.

New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You," and music by Don Byron based on Marvin Gaye songs.

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Exploring Music

Schubert String Quartets

Monday, September 08, 2014

Host Bill McGlaughlin continues his in-depth look at the string quartet's history and development this week with a focus on Franz Schubert.

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Concerts from The Frick Collection

Swan Song from Baritone Wolfgang Holzmair

Monday, August 11, 2014

More than 20 years after his New York debut at the Frick, Austrian baritone Wolfgang Holzmair performs here on his farewell tour.

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The Brothers Balliett

A Scoop of Schubert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

It's no secret the the Brothers Balliett love the music of Franz Schubert, whether it's tearing through the Trout Quintet or sobbing through Die Schoene Muellerin. Today at 3 pm, they take a look at Schubert's impact on today's music through works by Nick Didkovsky, Bruno Mantovani and Hans Zender.

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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You," and music by Don Byron based on Marvin Gaye songs.

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The Romantic Piano

The Romantics: A One Track Mind

Thursday, June 27, 2013

On the Season Finale of the Romantic Piano, David Dubal features works from Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms, showcasing their connections to each other.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

David Lang Gives Schubert Luminous New Life in 'Death Speaks'

Monday, April 22, 2013

Death Speaks, a song cycle composed by David Lang, is a luminous masterpiece. As restrained and melancholy as a Blue Period Picasso, it enchants on first hearing and sticks in the memory. Stream Lang's complete new album in full all this week. 

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The Romantic Piano

Franz Schubert, Party Animal?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Host David Dubal considers Franz Schubert's songs and small piano pieces, many composed for poetry readings, charades and dancing.

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The Romantic Piano

Franz Schubert: The Lyric Bard of the Piano

Thursday, April 04, 2013

David Dubal features Schubert performances by Claudio Arrau, Dino Lipatti, Radu Lupu and others.

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The Brothers Balliett

The Brothers Balliett Tackle Franz Schubert

Thursday, December 27, 2012

The influence of Franz Schubert is all over the music of everyone from Gustav Mahler to David Lang. This week's episode explores the wide-ranging tributes to the composer that have appeared in the past few decades, including works by Woolf and Berio.

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New Sounds

Music Based on Earlier Songs

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Hear works based on earlier songs for this New Sounds program, including Bernard Hoey's “I Am Petrified,” based on Queen's "We Will Rock You." Also, listen to Don Byron's String Quartet,"Four Thoughts On Marvin Gaye," played by Ethel from their most recent effort, "Heavy."    

Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel. Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel. Music by Don Byron inspired by Marvin Gaye, and played by Ethel.

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Soundcheck

The album's big idea

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

John Schaefer asks, what IS a concept album anyway?

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WNYC News

Homophony Festival

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Celebrating the Music of Gay and Lesbian Composers

Sunday June 28, 2009 marks the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots around Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn, the night that galvanized the Gay Rights Movement. To mark the occasion, Evening Music celebrates the significant contributions by gay and lesbian composers to ...

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Studio 360

Die Forelle (The Trout)

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Franz Schubert's song about an innocent trout getting hooked by a nasty fisherman is one of Schubert's most enduring compositions. Singer Naomi Lewin got together with the accompanist Kenneth Griffiths to sing through and talk about it.

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Studio 360

Sushi, Schubert, Hanka

Saturday, May 03, 2003

Kurt Andersen and writer Ian Frazier cast a few lines and explore the art and culture of fish.

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