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Offline San Antone

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Re: Franz Schubert
« Reply #760 on: July 17, 2022, 02:11:26 PM »
I prefer reading about and listening to the music and ignoring the personal/biographic aspects of a composer's life unless it figures directly in the creation of a work.

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Re: Franz Schubert
« Reply #761 on: July 17, 2022, 02:13:05 PM »
I'll take a drunken Schubert over any living composer, and most of the dead ones.  :D

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Re: Franz Schubert
« Reply #762 on: July 17, 2022, 04:19:52 PM »
I'm cryin' here, and not in my beer.

Oops... apologies Karl, that was thoughtless of me.
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Re: Franz Schubert
« Reply #763 on: July 17, 2022, 04:51:19 PM »
Oops... apologies Karl, that was thoughtless of me.

Spoken like a gentleman!
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Re: Franz Schubert
« Reply #764 on: July 18, 2022, 02:47:23 AM »
A portly, five-foot tall man nicknamed 'Schwammerl', who died at age 31 of syphilitic-related maladies, contracted some 6 years earlier, and was keen to break crockery whilst imbibing, would not lay in the category of attractive for me.

But, there is someone for everyone, I suppose.  :-\

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Reading that I remembered a picture of the younger Schubert, when he did seem to sport kind of boy band-ish looks for a while. Clearly they didn't survive into his maturity.