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Archive for July 3, 2013

Schubert at His Zenith

Lynn Harrell, photo by Christian Steiner

The Schubert String Quintet in C is sacred ground for most chamber musicians; words like “miraculous,” and “sublime” always seem to accompany this work. Written in the last months of Schubert’s all-too-brief life, it’s often regarded as one of his greatest achievements. By the time he wrote it, he was suffering

Art and Music Month: Martinu

"Leggenda della 
Santa Croce"

Hear the music on Wednesday at 1:00 PM on WFMT. Martinu was spending much time in Italy in 1955, and was inspired by Piero della Francesca’s fresco cycle “Legend of the True Cross,” located in the Basilica of San Franceso in Arezzo, to write this composition.