The Brothers Balliett Tackle Franz Schubert
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Thursday, December 27, 2012
Franz Schubert has inspired composers since the moment he began writing music - his influence is all over the works of Mahler and Bruckner, and in more recent days, composers such as Reinbert de Leeuw and David Lang have tackled large-scale tributes to the great song composer. With memorable tunes and harmonies both devastating and charming in turn, who could resist the draw of this charismatic and prolific composer?
This week the Balliett Brothers take a look at the wide-ranging tributes that have appeared in the past few decades, including a string work by Randall Woolf, a new spin on The Trout, and Luciano Berio's imaginative completion of the sketches of Schubert's Tenth Symphony.