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Beitrag zur fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier des Herrn von Salieri, ersten k.k. Hofkapellmeister in Wien (1817) (D407)

Beitrag zur fünfzigjährigen Jubelfeier des Herrn von Salieri, ersten k.k. Hofkapellmeister in Wien

Gütigster, Bester!
Weisester, Grösster!
So lang ich Tränen habe 
Und an der Kunst mich labe 
Sei beides Dir geweiht
Der beides mir verleiht.

Contribution to the 50th Anniversary of Herr von Salieri's appointment as Kapellmeister in Vienna

Kindest and best of all!
Wisest and greatest of all!
As long as I have tears
and refresh my spirit with art, 
both shall be dedicated to you, 
who bestowed both on me.

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Composer

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He was uncommonly gifted from a young age, but appreciation of his music was limited during his lifetime. His work became more popular in the decades after his death, and was praised by 19th century composers, including Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Liszt.

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