The Spirit of
Schubert

23-31 March 2012

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

Spring may be here…

…but it’s still winter at the National Gallery. This image by Schubert’s contemporary Caspar David Friedrich is the perfect distillation of Winterreise. A man has collapsed in the snow and there’s a strange building, a mirage perhaps, in the distance. Although rooted in reality, the painting is eerie, almost surreal. ‘Winter Landscape’ is on permanent display at the National Gallery

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30 March 2012
Countess Caroline Esterházy looks down on Schubert from her portrait, depicted in Moritz von Schwind’s drawing of a Schubertiade. 

Countess Caroline Esterházy looks down on Schubert from her portrait, depicted in Moritz von Schwind’s drawing of a Schubertiade

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30 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

(Source: bonjourtableau)

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27 March 2012
Schubert at the Piano, from ‘The Fall of Man: Schubertian Parlour Game in Atzenbrugg’ by Leopold Kupelwieser

Schubert at the Piano, from ‘The Fall of Man: Schubertian Parlour Game in Atzenbrugg’ by Leopold Kupelwieser

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27 March 2012

The art of Moritz von Schwind

Click here to see more of Moritz von Schwind’s artworks. 

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25 March 2012
'Death and Life', painted by Gustav Klimt in 1911

'Death and Life', painted by Gustav Klimt in 1911

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24 March 2012
Egon Schiele's 'Death and the Maiden', painted by the Austrian artist nearly a century after Schubert's string quartet of the same name. 

Egon Schiele's 'Death and the Maiden', painted by the Austrian artist nearly a century after Schubert's string quartet of the same name. 

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

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

(Source: steelylaceribbon)

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

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

(Source: fripperiesandfobs)

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24 March 2012
A depiction of ‘Death and the Maiden’ by Irish illustrator P.J. Lynch

A depiction of ‘Death and the Maiden’ by Irish illustrator P.J. Lynch

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24 March 2012
Illustration for Goethe’s Der Erlkönig by Schubert’s friend Moritz von Schwind

Illustration for Goethe’s Der Erlkönig by Schubert’s friend Moritz von Schwind

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22 March 2012
In the Forest (Boy with a Bugle), painted by Schubert’s great friend Moritz von Schwind

In the Forest (Boy with a Bugle), painted by Schubert’s great friend Moritz von Schwind

(Source: eachdayaflower)

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21 March 2012