The Restless Pen of Franz Schubert

This blog post covers early nineteenth-century composer, Franz Schubert. It summarizes his importance to music history and describes how his ideas about music were simultaneously conservative and progressive. Two of his pieces are examined in detail, Symphony No. 8 in D Minor and Die Erlkonig.

Music sources for the podcast:

Schubert, Franz Peter. Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 “Unfinished Symphony.” Perf. Peter Schreier & Staatskapelle Dresden; Rec. 2012. Edel Germany GmbH: Schubert (Best of).

Schubert, Franz Peter. Die Erlkonig. Perf. Siegfried Lorenz, Norman Shetler. Rec. 2012. Edel Germany GmbH: Schubert (Best of).