Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Franz Schubert’

Schubert’s “Winterreise”

Schubert’s “Winterreise”
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They’re called “song cycles” for voice and piano. Franz Schubert composed “Winterreise” or “Winter Journeys” in 1828, a setting of 24 poems by Wilhelm Müller in two parts, each containing 12 songs about a young poet walking away, then meandering vainly, trying to leave behind a love who has found another. In “Winterreise,” Schubert raises the […]

The King of Melody

The King of Melody

In 1947, composer Enrst Krenek dismissed Franz Schubert (1797-1828) as “lucky,” and his work as “pleasing tunes…lacking the dramatic power and searching intelligence which distinguished such ‘real’ masters as Bach or Beethoven.” Urged by a fellow composer to actually study Schubert’s songs, Krenek eventually did an about-face and declared that Schubert “exhibited a great wealth […]


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