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February 4, 2014 | Lecture

  • Embassy of Austria 3524 International Court, NW Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)
 Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert, 1797 - 1828, A Literary Biography in cooperation with American-Austrian- Cultural Society.

Since today Schubert is regarded by many as the greatest songwriter who ever lived.

Franz Schubert set to music the breath of 1820, the wind that blew in Vienna in 1820 – Metternich´s system of informers, the school system of 1800, the Congress of Vienna.

We also experience friendships. Many of them were woven into the life of Franz Schubert; his friends often helped him to live, to survive many phases of his life.

In writing the literary biography “Franz Schubert”, Gloria Kaiser based her presentation on quotes from letters and excerpts from diaries, producing an interpretation of the composer´s life, in which we experience what must be suffered in order that great and unique things can come into being – until the divine spark leaves the genius.

The lecture is framed by a musical performance of pianist David Montgomery. The American Austrian Cultural Society invites you for Light Refreshments after the lecture.


When: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3524 International Court NW | Washington DC, 20008
Tickets: Admission is free. RSVP is required due to limited space. Please register online at 

Please note that seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis.