2022 Franz Schubert

This year, the Februari Festival revolves around the Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Who was this multitalented musician with a brilliant flair for melody? Read on to find out more about this great composer’s music and the man behind the name.

Adding perspective

The Lamentably Short Life of Franz Schubert paints the picture of Schubert’s career, which was anything but easy. As is explained in Schubert and the Biedermeier Period, his brief life coincided with one of the most turbulent periods in European history. Those interested in Schubert’s works will enjoy The Sweet Melancholy of Schubert’s Music, which describes how Schubert’s music developed throughout his short life and how he distinguished himself from his main inspirational examples: Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.