Saturday 27 January 2018, 10.00AM to 4.30pm
During his late teens and early twenties, Schubert counted Johann Mayrhofer among his closest friends and they shared lodgings in Vienna for two years. They later drifted apart, but not before Schubert had set several dozen of his poems, mostly before they were published in 1824. Schubert’s 43 settings of Mayrhofer make him his most favoured poet after Goethe. The course will explore their quintessential romanticism and the nature of Mayrhofer’s poetic attraction for Schubert.
Martin Dreyer BA BMus