23-31 March 2012
An introduction to Die schöne Müllerin, which is broadcast live from Edinburgh on Radio 3 at 1pm today.More
Due to a family bereavement, Ben Johnson and James Baillieu will no longer perform Die schöne Müllerin at today’s Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert, live from Edinburgh. We are therefore very lucky to have James Gilchrist and Anna Tilbrook standing in to perform the work. The pair have performed Schubert widely together and have recorded both this cycle and Winterreise to great acclaim.More
Dann, Blümlein alle,
Der Mai ist kommen,
Der Winter ist aus.
From Die schöne Müllerin, today’s Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert
In honour of this evening’s broadcast of Die schöne Müllerin, Norman Wisdom introduces us to ‘Ungeduld’. Lucky for us, however, a more suitable pairing of Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis perform on BBC Radio 3.
This video is taken from the 1959 film The Square Peg. Norman and Mr Grimsdale are council workmen mending the road outside an Army base when they come into conflict with the military. Shortly afterwards, they get drafted and fall into the clutches of the Sergeant they have just bested. They are sent to France to repair roads in front of the Allied advance but get captured. Norman takes advantage of a useful similarity to impersonate General Schreiber and manages to return a hero.
Guten Morgen, schöne Müllerin!
Wo steckst du gleich das Köpfchen hin,
Als wär dir was geschehen?
Verdrießt dich denn mein Gruß so schwer?
Verstört dich denn mein Blick so sehr?
So muß ich wieder gehen.
– Wilhelm MüllerMore
The title page from the first published edition of Die schöne Müllerin.More
Tonight’s Radio 3 Live in Concert is direct from the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade. The festival - recalling the famous gatherings of Schubert and his friends - was founded in 1976 under the aegis of celebrated Lieder singer Hermann Prey. This evening, Mark Padmore and Paul Lewis will perform Schubert’s 1823 song cycle Die schöne Müllerin, which they have performed across the Globe to great renown. They also recorded the work in an award-winning series of Schubert recordings.More