Years ago, when I lived in Montana, I was good friends with a fellow colleague and concert pianist who also happened to be a dog lover. His beloved retriever at that time was named Schubert. When I first met Schubert, I told his pianist owner, “I meet a lot of dogs named Mozart and Beethoven, but I’ve never met one named Schubert.”
He told me that Schubert is one of the most under-appreciated composers yet also one of the greatest.
I realized that in my years of piano study under many talented teachers, I had only learned a few Schubert pieces along the way. I set out to rectify that and it completely changed my own view and appreciation of this composer.
I’m excited to dig into Schubert’s life and works with you in our next 3-episode series. We’ll kick it off in this episode by learning a bit about his short life and his style and techniques as a composer.
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Music Listening Schedule for Episode 87
I’ve created a YouTube playlist for you that includes some performances of music from today’s episode as well as a few additional pieces from Franz Schubert. You can view the videos I’ve complied here.
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