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Franz Schubert

Weekend of July 10, 2010

In Praise of Packrats

Ferdinand Schubert was a packrat...and thank goodness for that. Ferdinand was the brother of composer Franz Schubert. When Robert Schumann came to visit in 1839, Schumann was surprised to find stacks of music lying all around the apartment. Franz Schubert had died a decade earlier, and among the mess, Schumann discovered an unknown masterpiece. It's come to be called the "Great Symphony," Schubert's Symphony No. 9. We'll hear a concert in London. Sir Charles Mackerras conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Franz Schubert
    Marche Militaire in D, Op. 51, No. 1
    The Philharmonia Orchestra with conductor Sir Charles Groves
  • Anonymous
    "Adew Dundee" and "Kathren Oggie"
    The Baltimore Consort
    Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, South Carolina
  • Franz Schubert
    Third and fourth movements from Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 ("The Great")
    The Philharmonia Orchestra with conductor Sir Charles Mackerras
    Southbank Centre, London, England
  • Franz Liszt
    Paraphrase on a waltz from Gounod's "Faust"
    Pianist Francesco Libetta
    Miami International Piano Festival of Discovery, Miami Beach, Florida
  • Frederic Mompou
    "Cancion VI"
    Pianist Francesco Libetta
    Miami International Piano Festival of Discovery, Miami Beach, Florida

hour 2

  • Gustav Mahler
    First movement from Symphony No. 3
    The London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Gigue from Suite No. 3 in C for Solo Cello
    Lynn Harrell, cello
    National Gallery, Ottawa, Ontario
  • The Piano Puzzler
    This week's special guest is organist Cameron Carpenter
  • Gustav Mahler
    Two movements from Symphony No. 1 in D (Titan)
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
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