Ep. 25: Fire and Ice – Schubert and Winterreise

Suffering physically and mentally from having contracted syphilis, Franz Schubert set out on a journey to write a piece that would not only be one of his greatest achievements, but would reveal to the world all the pain and suffering he endured for the last years of his life.

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Theme music is by Daryl Banner: https://darylbanner.bandcamp.com/

Music used in this episode:
Fractions by Gabriel Parker
Sins From the Past by Christian Andersen
Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
Closer to Home by Spectacles Wallet and Watch
Late Nights in Harmony by Trevor Kowalski

Sources used for this episode:
Schubert’s Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge
The Indispensable Composers by Anthony Tomassini