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Interesting Facts About Austria

Austria is a small country located in central Europe. Interesting Facts About Austria: People In Braunau am Inn, Austria, Klara Poelzl Hitler gave birth on April 20 1889 to the future Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler. What does a movie action hero, Mr. Universe, and a United States governor have in common with an Austrian ...

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Schubert’s Ave Maria Exposed

Wikipedia sources say: This composition has become so famous under “Schubert’s Ave Maria,” that few today refer to it/call it by its real name of “Ellen’s Third Song.” Likewise, the march from the second act of Lohengrin (the wedding march) is hardly if ever refer to as such…. Schubert composed “Ellens dritter Gesang” (Ellen’s Third ...

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Schubert and His Tragic Symphony

Born Franz Peter Schubert on January 31, 1797 to Franz Theodor, a schoolteacher, and Elisabeth Vietz, who worked in domestic services, the Viennese composer was no Mozart or Beethoven, but was still a musically prodigious child. Schubert’s father was required to teach only by the book and be emphatic about “rote learning” in his schoolhouse ...

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Goethe’s Prometheus and Schubert’s Setting

Greek mythology bestows upon us numerous stories that many find appealing, such as the Prometheus myth. Johann Wolfgang Goethe, who considered himself paganistic but believed in divinity, takes this titanic myth and presents to his audience a different approach to the creation of mankind. Naturally, if one knew the Prometheus myth, he or she would ...

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Analysis: Schubert’s “Die Junge Nonne”

Franz Schubert’s stirring, dramatic “Die junge Nonne” was written toward the very end of his short life. This intricate and layered work makes use of a text by Jacob Nikolaus, vividly depicting a raging storm and, from the viewpoint of young nun, the recollection of darker times before devoting herself to Christ. The description of ...