Schubert

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Accepting an Incomplete Perfection: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’
Written in 1822 to acknowledge a Diploma of Honour from the Styrian Music Society in Graz, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 in B minor was kept by its dedicatee, Anselm Hüttenbrenner, who, along with his brother, had been behind the Music
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Schubert for Beginners: Eleven Pieces to Make You Love Schubert
Composer Franz Schubert was born on 31 January 1797 in a suburb of Vienna. Here are a few brief facts about his life: Schubert wrestled with health problems throughout his life and died young. He was diagnosed with syphilis in
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Arranging One’s Winter’s Journey II: Going on the Road Schubert’s Winterreise
Let’s continue to explore more re-arrangements of Schubert’s Winterreise. With Song 13, the village of disappointment is left behind, and our narrator sets his face on the road. But, inevitably, there are things that call his mind back. Just as
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Arranging One’s Winter’s Journey I: Leaving the Dorfe
Schubert’s Winterreise
In Schubert’s great 24-song cycle, Winterreise, he sketches the bleakness of the countryside, the coldness of the setting, and the despair of the narrator as he leaves the small village where he was once welcomed and now has to depart
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Schubert 200 Blog
Thomas Guthrie’s new arrangement of Schubert’s Die Schöne Mullerin with the Alehouse Boys released on Rubicon Classics kicks off/marks the 200th anniversary of this song cycle, bringing back the playful, reinvention the composer and his friends could/might recognise. Guthrie BaS
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Emphasizing the Melancholy
Transcription of Schubert’s Winterreise
Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise has none of the bright optimism of his earlier Die schöne Müllerin. The spring day of ‘Das Wandern’ is now the cold frozen dusk of ‘Gute Nacht’. Our hero starts off isolated, leaving town in the
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The Dwarf of Death
Schubert’s Der Zwerg
Franz Schubert (1797–1828) wrote over 600 vocal works, one of the oddest and yet most powerful of which is a ballad about a Queen, her dwarf, and a fatal encounter. The story opens in the middle of the night: we
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Five Composers Who Died Tragically Young
If you ask music lovers to name a composer who died too young, many will think of Mozart, who died just a month before his 36th birthday, in the midst of composing his Requiem. Of course, the loss of Mozart
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