His father was a schoolteacher with a small but sufficient income to support a large family. The family lived in a cramped, three-room apartment.
Here are 20 essential facts about the great man. He was the 12th child of a Moravian schoolteacher, Franz, and his wife, Elisabeth. Franz senior - who played cello - taught his son the rudiments of music. The house in which young Franz was born, pictured, was known as the Red Crayfish but is today 54 Nussdorfer Strasse in the ninth district of Vienna.
Antonio Salieri, composer and talent scout The composer Salieri he of not actually murdering Mozart fame talent-spotted the young Franz when the boy was just seven. Franz was whisked off to the Imperial Seminary where he sang in the choir, played violin in the orchestra and learned musical theory from Salieri himself.
Franz Schubert, young composer Salieri was a brilliant teacher and, under his direction, the youthful Schubert was composing his first string quartets, songs, and piano pieces. Already the composer was making the piano part an integral element of the song. The accompaniment mimics the revolving wheel, speeding up and slowing down in response to the text.
An outpouring of musical genius In alone, Schubert wrote more than 20, bars of music, including nine church works, a symphony, and some songs — including eight in one day in October A choice between law or music As a year old in Vienna, Schubert began both a law degree and composing his Symphony No.
This might well have been the work that prompted the composer to drop out of studying law. It is the perfect piece for anyone who wants to get into his music — fresh, light, full of youthful exuberance and bursting with tunes.
Sometimes they would go for a picnic or on a river trip.
It got its name because the fourth movement is a set of variations on an earlier Schubert song called, funnily enough, The Trout. The song was originally a warning to young women against being 'caught' by 'angling' young men.
The title though was given just to distinguish it from another of his symphonies which is also in the key of C known as the Little C. In a letter of Marchpictured, the composer did say he was preparing himself to write 'a grand symphony'.
These songs express every shade of human emotion — tenderness, drama, even evocations of the countryside. Through them Schubert demonstrated a profound appreciation of the possibilities of the human voice. The Winter Journey Schubert contracted syphilis in and became seriously ill.
Genius and torchbearer On his deathbed, the mighty Ludwig van Beethoven is said to have looked at some of Schubert's works and exclaimed, "Truly, the spark of divine genius resides in this Schubert! Ina memorial was erected in Vienna's Stadtpark pictured.
Liszt, Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn all championed his works.Lieder for a single voice soloist as included in Series IV of the New Schubert Edition and/or Series XX of Franz Schubert's Works. Note however that these editions include a .
On the Enjoyment of Challenges It is not so easy to sum up someone who, over the decades, has devoted himself to music so completely, who is so willing to . Feb 01, · The song is “Gute Nacht” by Franz Schubert. It is the first song in a sequence of twenty-four in a cycle titled “Die Winterreise” (Winter Journey).
There is a lot of commentary about this song cycle on the web, and you can spend a day or so getting into the context of German art songs, German Romantic poetry, and Schubert’s place in the history of song.
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Franz Peter Schubert was born near Vienna in January He was the 12th child of a Moravian schoolteacher, Franz, and his wife, Elisabeth. Franz senior - who played cello - taught his son the rudiments of music.
Aug 01, · Before Liszt got his magical hands on it, "Ständchen" was a song by Franz Schubert. And before Schubert got his hands on it, "Ständchen" was a poem by a German poet named Ludwig Rellstab. I found the translation here, along with English translations for several other Schubert songs, or lieder.