Franz Schubert

Birth­place of Franz Schubert

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Here in the house "Zum roten Krebs - To the red crab" (Vienna, Alsergrund - 9th district - Nussdorferstrasse 54) Franz Schubert was born on 31 January 1797. In 1801 the Schubert family moved to the nearby house at Säulengasse 3 (Zum schwarzen Rössel). Today the birthplace is a museum.

Schubert Geburtshaus 1860

Photo from the year 1860 (Source: Wikipedia). Schubert lived from 1797-1828.

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Schuberts birth place 2018
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the court
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the court
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Liechtenthaler church
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Liechtenthaler church, 14 emergency helper altar

Franz Schubert, painting by August Rieder, 1875

Click on the Schubert picture of Wilhelm August Rieder!

At Schubert's time, 16 families lived in the house. The picture shows one of the two sober rooms of Schubert's apartment on the first floor. Here is the Schubert painting by Wilhelm August Rieder (friend and patron), his glasses and a small table with headphones.

Vreni takes a seat and lets herself be enchanted by Schubert's music in the idyllic tranquillity and dreams of Schubert's times.

Schubert am Klavier von Gustav Klimt

Gustav Klimt: Schubert at the piano

Suddenly a Korean tour group storms in. They take hundreds of pictures and film in all directions.

In the tiny apartment of the Schubert family in the former Viennese suburb Himmelpfortgrund 14 children were conceived, here they were born and raised. Only five survived and of these, Franz was the fourth. His mother Elisabeth gave birth to him in the smokehouse. He is united with her in the most intimate love, and will remain united with her throughout his life, even after her untimely death. His father, Franz Theodor Schubert, was a teacher, pious, self-righteous and despotic.

Schubert's productivity is gigantic. The Austrian Academy of Sciences announced in November 2015 that it had compiled more than 1000 handwritten and printed sources of Schubert. Among them are eight symphonies and some unfinished ones, six Latin masses and the famous German Mass. His chamber music includes well-known works such as the Trout Quintet, the radiant Octet for winds and strings, some 15 string quartets and a wonderful string quintet from his last year. During the Biedermeier period, when domestic music became popular, he was one of the first to write good music for piano four hands. Including the three major song cycles, Schubert composed about 600 songs and numerous choral songs, as well as about fifteen romantic stage works.