Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: The Wanderer

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Franz Schubert Wikipedia

"There where you are not, there happiness lies." Those are the closing lines from Franz Schubert's song, "The Wanderer." What started as a simple song of longing and loss turned into an orchestral barn-burner. Schubert liked the tune so much, he turned it into a piano piece. And then Franz Liszt got hold of it and made it into a showcase for piano and orchestra. Today, we'll hear a performance of "The Wanderer Fantasy" by pianist Antti Siirala and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, in concert in Stuttgart, Germany.