Schubertiade: An Evening of Song, Stories, and Philosophy

December 1st, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
East Pyne, Chancellor Green Rotunda

“But courage! Perhaps there exists a kindred spirit who will hear the tunes behind my words and give them back to me.” —Wilhelm Müller, Poet of Schubert’s Song Cycles (1815)

The Princeton Chamber Music Society and friends explore the dynamic relationship between music and text in the songs of Franz Schubert. Through an interdisciplinary program of performance and scholarship, the musicians of PCMS and PhD candidate Rachel Bergmann (Department of Comparative Literature) present an aesthetic and political history of Schubert’s reinvention of song, including its reverberations in our own time.

Schubertiade painting by Schubert’s friend Moritz von Schwind

(Image: the famous Schubertiade painting by Schubert’s friend Moritz von Schwind with Johann Michael Vogl and Schubert at the piano and friends gathered around.)