Franz Schubert: Master of Melody
Register for this Spring 2023 course on the new NYU SPS Academy of Lifelong Learning website.
Franz Schubert (1797-1828), an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic Eras, completes a quartet of beloved musicians that includes Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven who lived and worked in Vienna. In his brief lifetime, Schubert wrote over 600 songs but also penned symphonic, chamber, piano, and religious masterpieces; all with rich melodies and expressive harmonies. He died at 31, impoverished and neglected except for a small circle of friends. Yet later masters such as Mendelssohn, Schuman, Liszt, and Brahms championed his work. We will explore the artistic world of his native Vienna as well as survey his many masterpieces including the “Unfinished” Symphony, Symphony in C, “Trout” Quintet, the “Erlkönig” Lied, Piano Sonata in Bb and the Mass in G. No musical knowledge is necessary for the enjoyment of this class. Spring 2023 tuition is $769.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with Franz Schubert’s important works
- An understanding of Schubert’s impact on the development of classical music
- Insight into Schubert’s life and the artistic world of Vienna
- Music enthusiasts
- All members of the community– working, retired, and in between