Impromptus http://tpr.org en Be Careful What You Wish For: Schubert Gets Published, But There Is A Caveat http://tpr.org/post/be-careful-what-you-wish-schubert-gets-published-there-caveat <p>Franz Schubert, incredibly talented and poor as a church mouse, wanted the chance to make a decent living from his music, and finally, near the end of his life, he got publishers interested. The down side was that his works were to be dictated by what would sell, and Schubert found his outlets wanted simple music that would sell rather than the big Sonata's that he was interested in.</p> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:43:50 +0000 Randy Anderson 2938 at http://tpr.org Be Careful What You Wish For: Schubert Gets Published, But There Is A Caveat On The Piano: Size Isn't Everything For Schubert's 'Impromptus' http://tpr.org/post/piano-size-isnt-everything-schuberts-impromptus <p>Franz Schubert had great friends, and he needed them. His father wanted him to teach school, but Franz was built to compose music, and what started as a family hobby turned into an all consuming passion. Giving up his teaching job, Schubert turned to his friends, and with their help he was allowed, slowly and painfully, to become the artist he knew himself to be.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:11:11 +0000 Randy Anderson 2600 at http://tpr.org On The Piano: Size Isn't Everything For Schubert's 'Impromptus'