The Brothers Balliett Tackle Franz Schubert

The Brothers Balliett streams Thursdays at 3 pm and Sundays at 8 pm on Q2 Music

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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.

As always, listen for this week's trivia question for a chance to win a Balliett-style prize!


Hosted by:

Brad Balliett and Doug Balliett

Comments [2]

patrick g houck from san anselmo california

Hey guys! THis is another great show.... I was jazzed to hear a program dedicated to Schubert has he left a lot of great stuff. He's also been inspiring to visual artisits as well. I always sense a lot of interesting dramatic shapes, and close, colorful detailed imagery moving in mysterious lines .... sort of dreamlike logic moving his musical ideas. Not necessarily like architecture but the human imagination that inhabits the rooms. You guys have the best music show on the internet radio and I"ve listened to a lot of them... I"m a big fan and look forward to your broadcasts!

Dec. 27 2012 03:47 PM
Steve from NC

I really like the interplay between the Brothers B - and especially the way they bring new music to light and offer inspired insights.

Dec. 27 2012 03:33 PM

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