Mozart's Attic - Thursday, July 11th 10:00 pm

Jul 8, 2019

Nowadays we regard Franz Schubert as one of the greatest composers of the first half of the 19th century, right up there with Beethoven.

During his lifetime, however, he was mostly overlooked, his symphonies unplayed, his operas ignored.

A lot of his music was first performed at musical evenings held in his friends' living rooms. Schubertiads, these soirees were called.

This week we'll look at some of Schubert's music that he actually got to hear performed in his short lifetime. The great symphonies aren't included, but there's plenty of music that's still being played, nearly two centuries later.