On this day,
January 31, 1797
Austrian composer of the late Classical & early Romantic eras
in the Himmelpfortgrund suburb of Vienna
Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music.
We listen to
Sinfonie in h-Moll – D 759
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887, Op. Posth. 161
Kim Kashkashian · Gidon Kremer · Yo-Yo Ma · Daniel Phillips
I. Allegro molto
A sunrise from mt Penteli
Categories: Birthdays, MUSIC, Photography
On January 31st, as we drove around in our car we were listening to the classical music channel on satellite radio. After hearing several pieces in a row by Schubert I realized it must have been his birthday. Of all the main classical music composers, Schubert died the youngest, reaching—coincidental to the date—the age of only 31.
Weird coincidences sometimes huh?
Beautiful music, Marina, and that sunrise is spectacular! Sad to learn he died so young, but that degree of accomplishment in so short a time is remarkable. Hope all is well! 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗
It is truly remarkable what he produced during his brief journey. I thought of this dramatic sunrise when I was writing about him. So happy you liked it! All well, thankfully, as I hope for you too!!! ❤😍😘❤
Wow! His life was insanely short. Still, he was very accomplished.
This music is very fancy. I adore it! I listened to both pieces.
Thank you, Marina!
Insanely short indeed!
I’m so glad you enjoyed those pieces. He’s written so much great work.
A big big hug your way!!!
So much music I never listened to in my life. Well, I’m catching up now, thanks to you & Socrates!
Awwww…. I’m so happy! Music is my life and even more so Oannes’ and sharing it with good friends is such a pleasure.
Mouah – that’s a big one just for you!
Those sunrises are Molto bello e allegro. Lovey music.
Molto grazie, my friend! Sometimes the painter visits us too! 😉
There is a lot of drama in that sky! (Ssssshhhhh, but happy February for tomorrow)
It was quite a dramatic dawn!
Thank you, my friend and shhhhhh. . it’s here already! Happy February!!!
Gorgeous words to gorgeous music.
He was an extraordinary composer! Thank you for your visit & kind words.