The Spirit of
Schubert

23-31 March 2012

A Viennese Scrapbook, accompanying
8 days and 200 hours of
Schubert's music on @bbcradio3 About

Faded Biedermeier in Vienna

Faded Biedermeier in Vienna

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31 March 2012
'Der Saemann' (The Sower), Peter Fendi (1839)

'Der Saemann' (The Sower), Peter Fendi (1839)

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28 March 2012
'Die Rosenzeit', Georg Ferdinand Waldmüller (c. 1864)

'Die Rosenzeit', Georg Ferdinand Waldmüller (c. 1864)

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28 March 2012
'Die Lauscherin' 1833, Peter Fendi

'Die Lauscherin' 1833, Peter Fendi

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27 March 2012
'Old elms in the Prater', Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller 1831.

'Old elms in the Prater', Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller 1831.

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27 March 2012

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26 March 2012

Operetta’s Schubert

The kitsch version of Schubert that emerged during the fin de siècle - deriving in part from Julius Schmid’s Schubertiade image - reached is most outrageous form in 1916. Adapted from a 1912 novel by Rudolf Hans Bartsch called Schwammerl (referring to Schubert’s diminutive stature), Das Dreimäderlhaus [House of the Three Girls], though known largely through English language versions called Blossom Time and Lilac Time, was a tooth-rottingly sweet operetta about Schubert’s life. Fictionalised, but prevalent enough to influence our view of the composer, the Biedermeier period became associated with gentility and charm, whereas the opposite was often the case

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26 March 2012

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25 March 2012
'Frau vor dem Spiegel', by Ferdinand von Lütgendorff (1834)

'Frau vor dem Spiegel', by Ferdinand von Lütgendorff (1834)

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24 March 2012
'Catharina Annette Fraser', by Jan Adam Kruseman (1834)

'Catharina Annette Fraser', by Jan Adam Kruseman (1834)

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24 March 2012