(1) Franz Schubert composed Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel) in 1814, when he was only seventeen years old. The song is sung by a soprano, and the only accompaniment to the voice is a piano playing a constant rhythmic pattern (“OnMusic”). (2) Schubert was one of the most prominent composers in the Romantic era. He was the first composer to live off only the money he got from composing. He wrote many compositions during his short lifetime, especially art songs (“OnMusic”).
In the history of music, there are a lot of outstanding music composers throughout many decades and centuries. All of them are have great personalities and abilities which help them in creating many great music works and bring it to the public in the fullest way. Franz Schubert, in particular, is an extraordinary gift and promise in such a young age. Despite of his illness which caused his dead when he was too young, Schubert’s devoted music works and talent contributed a lot for our music world
What is Art songs? The human voice is a natural instrument with unique capabilities. Speech and music have been combined since the earliest times, so that Song is probably one of the oldest musical forms. Simple definitions for song might be "a piece of music performed by voice, with or without instrumental accompaniment," or "a poem set to music." The German word for such classical song is Lied (singular) and Lieder (plural), so that you will hear the terms "art song," "lied" and "lieder" used