Roderick Williams - Three Years With Schubert

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Die sch\u00f6ne M\u00fcllerin2019031020190908 (R3)

Roderick Williams has spent the last three years learning, exploring and performing three song cycles by Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang. During this process he kept a blog detailing the ups and downs of this process, the errors, pitfalls and payoffs.

In this programme Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert’s youthful song cycle, Die schöne Müllerin. He discusses some of his own teenage experiences as a way of accessing and interpreting this music, how divulging these insights to an audience during a performance aided the experience, and also some of the problems of finding and creating an overall shape to this long cycle of songs.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales.

Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert\u2019s Die sch\u00f6ne M\u00fcllerin.

Roderick Williams takes us on an intimate three-year journey through the world of Schubert

Schwanengesang2019022420190825 (R3)

Roderick Williams has spent the last three years learning, exploring and performing three song cycles by Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang. During this process he kept a blog detailing the ups and downs of this process, the errors, pitfalls and payoffs.

In this programme, Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert’s last song collection, Schwanengesang. He explores the challenges surrounding the performance of this music, including the language, discusses why he chose to study Schubert’s final song cycle first on his journey, and also relates some of the pros and cons of presenting this music interspersed with poetry.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert\u2019s Schwanengesang.

Roderick Williams takes us on an intimate three-year journey through the world of Schubert

Schwanengesang2019022420190825 (R3)

Roderick Williams has spent the last three years learning, exploring and performing three song cycles by Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang. During this process he kept a blog detailing the ups and downs of this process, the errors, pitfalls and payoffs.

In this programme, Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert’s last song collection, Schwanengesang. He explores the challenges surrounding the performance of this music, including the language, discusses why he chose to study Schubert’s final song cycle first on his journey, and also relates some of the pros and cons of presenting this music interspersed with poetry.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert's Schwanengesang.

Roderick Williams takes us on an intimate three-year journey through the world of Schubert

Winterreise2019030320190901 (R3)

Roderick Williams has spent the last three years learning, exploring and performing three song cycles by Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang. During this process he kept a blog detailing the ups and downs of this process, the errors, pitfalls and payoffs.

In this programme Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert’s iconic song cycle, Winterreise. He explores why this collection of songs is held in such high esteem by singers and audience alike, how school children have reacted to hearing this music sung in English, and the pros and cons of this music being orchestrated by others.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

Roderick Williams delves into the world of Schubert\u2019s Winterreise.

Roderick Williams takes us on an intimate three-year journey through the world of Schubert

Winterreise2019030320190901 (R3)

Roderick Williams has spent the last three years learning, exploring and performing three song cycles by Franz Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, Winterreise, and Schwanengesang. During this process he kept a blog detailing the ups and downs of this process, the errors, pitfalls and payoffs.

In this programme Roderick Williams journeys into the world of Schubert’s iconic song cycle, Winterreise. He explores why this collection of songs is held in such high esteem by singers and audience alike, how school children have reacted to hearing this music sung in English, and the pros and cons of this music being orchestrated by others.

Produced by Luke Whitlock for BBC Wales

Roderick Williams delves into the world of Schubert's Winterreise.

Roderick Williams takes us on an intimate three-year journey through the world of Schubert