Schubert WAS gay! Rosemary sez so…

March 6, 2007

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Drawing by L. Kupelwieser, 1813

Rosemary Brown had this to say about Franz Schubert:

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[Excerpt from a ripped LP of A MUSICAL SEANCE, featuring Rosemary Brown, released on Phillips Recordings in 1970]

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Brad Wood March 6, 2007 at 6:18 pm

Was it the famous Pears-Britten Winterreise LP that featured that Kupelwieser on the cover? Someone that comes here must know. I first saw it at a certain retired professor’s studio, and although it seems a bit silly in retrospect, I thought then it was almost flagrantly concupiscent.

I remember a NY Review of Books piece by Charles Rosen where he skillfully dissects some writer of a then-recent bio of Schubert, towards the end wanting to know something really interesting, like what sort of things Franz actually liked to do in bed.

Whatever it was, it would seem a lot more appealing to imagine him doing it as he appears in the drawing, before he put on the substantial weight we see in other popular images (like the ubiquitous “Schubertiad” one)—and before he contracted a dread disease.

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