Two hundred and twenty-four years ago, Schubert

Today I continue to celebrate life in details but also in the joy that adds two men to the spirit of celebratory thankfulness — music.

Besides the birthday of Philip Glass, there is plenty of reason for celebrating two hundred and twenty-four years today.

Franz Peter Schubert, the young man who composed the “Winterreise” (Winter Journey), was born in a Vienna suburb, on this day of 1797.

After merely three decades of life, we still listen to him, speak of him, and celebrate him. And I will not say much but do wholeheartedly urge you to listen to that song cycle masterpiece. The very which he was ridiculed about when he introduced it to some friends shortly after having completed it.

Franz Peter Schubert

born 31 January 1797, in Himmelpfortgrund, Vienna, Austria
died 19 November 1828, in Vienna.

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