Tuesday, March 20, 2012

BBC's spring Schubertiade

How many composers wrote enough music to fill eight full days of radio airtime? How many wrote enough that’s worth hearing for that long to the exclusion of all other composers’ music?

Franz Schubert is one of very few. And the beginning of spring may be the perfect time for the epic Schubertiade that BBC3, the BBC’s classical music station, will air from March 23-31. The Guardian’s Tom Service observes that radio “is a peculiarly Schubertian medium, the most intimate way of connecting a composer and listener.”

The BBC3 audio stream can be accessed here: