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On the cusp of the romantic era, composer Franz Schubert loved 'projecting in the extremes'

Austrian composer, Franz Peter Schubert (1797 — 1828). A watercolour by Wilhelm A. Rieder painted in May 1825. (Original publication: People Disc - HJ0030. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Austrian composer, Franz Peter Schubert (1797 — 1828). A watercolour by Wilhelm A. Rieder painted in May 1825. (Original publication: People Disc - HJ0030. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Host Scott Tong speaks with Here & Now music opinionator Fran Hoepfner about her music pick for Valentine’s Day: Franz Schubert’s “Great Symphony.”

Hoepfner says she hears “a lot of hope” in the symphony even though the composer tragically lived a short life.

Subscribe to Hoepfner’s Substack newsletter “Fran Magazine.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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