Musik & Theater

Franz Schubert Franz Schubert, Grafik: Penthouse Perfection

Gezeichnet (signed): Franz Schubert
The Vienna Boys' Choir present a portrait of a composer

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Franz Peter Schubert was a prolific writer, whose life ended far too early on a winter’s journey. He created chamber music, orchestral music, sacred and secular choral music and musical comedies, and he tried his hand at opera. The centrepiece of his work is a collection of more than 600 songs; sound-paintings which perfectly portray poems that he loved Schubert is often portrayed as someone whose genius was not recognised in his lifetime, a man whose work developed away from the public gaze.

As an artist, was he rather withdrawn by nature, a solitary-minded person who had to be persuaded by his friends to give his first concert? A dreamer who wore his heart on his sleeve? Or a melancholy soul, plagued by a weariness of this world? What do we really know about him? One thing we know for sure: he sang in the Vienna Boys’ Choir. And it’s impossible to think of Schubert without his friends.

More than two hundred years after his death, his successors have designed their own Schubertiade. Using letters, diary entries and travel records, the Vienna Boys’ Choir try to get close to the image of a musical giant in GEZEICHNET: FRANZ SCHUBERT. And, through humour, coloured pencils, and above all, lots of music, a multi-faceted portrait emerges of Franz Schubert, man of the Romantic.

Tickets: Band A €35/ B €30/ C €25; box seats €45; Children and young people: A €20 / B €15 / C €9

  • Choir: Vienna Boys' Choir
  • Orchestra: Schubert-Akademie
  • Conductor: Oliver Stech
  • Director: Michael Schachermaier