Great Performances

PBS | 9:00 pm

The new episode "Now Hear This: The Schubert Generation" uses the tragically brief life of composer Franz Schubert — who composed 1,500 works without having his genius recognized until after his death at age 31 — as a jumping off point for a look at what it takes for a young classical artist to make it today in the 21st century. Host Scott Yoo goes to several of the world's music capitals to meet rising music stars and play from Schubert's vast catalog of masterworks.