Schubertiade and the Shoemaker’s Workshop: Schuhmacher Museum

Schuhmacher Museum, Hohenems, Austria. Photo credit: Schubertiade

The Schubertiade is back in Hohenems, Austria during mid-July, offering an array of selections by prominent European composers, many of whom were contemporaries of Schubert. Within the Schubertiade Quarter of the small city are several museums. Some highlight the area’s music history and others focus on the local history Continue reading

Schubertiade Festival Continues in Austrian Village of Schwarzenberg

Schubertiade at Schwarzenberg, Austria. Photo credit: Schubertiade

Schwarzenberg, a village in western Austria near Hohenems, is one of the performance locations for the annual music festival, the Schubertiade. It became part of the festival in the 1990s when outings to neighboring locations were arranged, inspired by the travels of Franz Schubert. The village permanently became part of the Schubertiade Continue reading

Schubertiade: History of Austria’s Music Festival Honoring Franz Schubert

Hohenems, Vorarlberg, Austria. Photo credit: Schubertiade

The city of Hohenems, in Austria, kicks off its annual music festival, known as the Schubertiade, for 2017 on May 4. This event began more than 40 years ago to honor the music of composer Franz Schubert. Set in the beautiful Rhine valley in Austria’s westernmost state of Vorarlberg, the combination of Alpine scenery and commitment to music Continue reading