The Manuscript Discovery in Hohenems, Austria and its Influence on Composer Richard Wagner

Hohenems Palace. Photo credit: Böhringer Friedrich

The small city of Hohenems, in western Austria, is the home of the annual music festival called the Schubertiade, so named because it focuses on the compositions of Franz Schubert. In addition to the music and scenery, there are museums and other historic sites which relate in some way to music history though are not necessarily to Schubert. One such place is the Hohenems Palace, 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