Sunday, January 11, 2015

Schubert's Rosamunde

Yesterday I was doing my usual walk on a cold Houston morning listening on my I-phone to one of the classical stations I love to listen to, "All Classical Portland".   They played a lot of beautiful classical music but the piece I loved the most when I was on my walk was from one of my favorite composers, Franz Schubert, his "Overture to Rosamunde".

Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert was an Austrian  late classical/early Romantic composer, who like Mendelssohn is known for his beautiful melodies in his pieces.  Like many of the great composers, Schubert died at  very young age of 31, but despite that he was blessed by God with the talent to be a prolific composer of so many wonderful melodic pieces in all genres.  We, the lovers of classical music, were also blessed by God as he give us this wonderful composer and his wonderful music.

The incidental music Schubert wrote for his opera Rosamunde is just one of his many favorite pieces.

On this hopefully peaceful Sunday please turn up the volume and enjoy Schubert's Rosamunde Overture and also one of his many beautiful impromptus, the meditative Impromptu #3 in G-Flat Major.  

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde Overture in C-minor:




Franz Schubert: Impromptu Op. 90 #3 in G-Flat Major:





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