Post by firstname.lastname@example.org Post by laraine Post by John Wiser
So Schiff seems to think that the first two mov'ts of D960
could indicate death, and the last two mov'ts hope for the
It would be interesting to know more about Schubert's interest in religion etc. Has anyone read anything about this?
I found a nice overview site about Schubert,
and he seems to be sort of in-between as far
as religion goes, expressing doubts, but also
believing in faith...
And he did write a lot of church music:
They also display four letters of Schubert, which are quite
eye-opening. Can one imagine him reading 'Last of the
Mohicans' as he was dying...
From a letter to his parents:
"My audience expressed great delight at the solemnity
of my hymn to the Blessed Virgin ; it seems to have
infected the minds of listeners with a spirit of piety
and devotion. I believe I have attained this result
by never forcing on myself religious ecstasy, and never
setting myself to compose such hymns or prayers except
when I am involuntarily overcome by the feeling
and spirit of devotion ; in that case, devotion is usually
of the right and genuine kind. "