It's always interesting to hear the words of a journalist in the seat at the BBC Radio 3 Team Leadership location as this is Schubert theme time just before Holy Week and the song - known as the TROUT was a jolly good way
to start the week and it has a lovely nostalgic ring to it as I am a TEFL expert and I do recall with affection
my work with children and students with such wonderfully melodic songs in German from Vienna in Austria.
The Journalist's contribution was educational and his name is John Tusla ... which of course triggers off
a wonderful story told told today on air at the BBC 3 Radio centre as follows:
A dwarf was jealous of The Lady who was married to The King - so the Dwarf took the Lady out on a boat
and he killed her with a red scarf .. what a sad ending .. and it reminds me that often the theme of
rivaltry is seen as similar to jealousy ............ therefore because the Dwarf was jealous of the relationship
between The King and The Lady ... the Dwarf killed The Lady but not The King!
The Trout song was played and it is very popular with the Journalist as both he and the presenter
recalled its popularity from school days to the present time.
Schubert was from Vienna in Austria and he was a Catholic they claim, not a Protestant and Schubert died young I gather at 31 or thereabouts!
Schubert died young so I suppose all of what is being said, played must have been greatly influenced by his childhood, youth and young life .. and that spark of genius I suppose will always remain Young at Heart: Hard work Pays UP
I have spent many happy times in Vienna so its marvellous to take a metaphorical walk down memory lane in
this week of Schubert Music : thanks to BBC Radio 3 Team for wonderful listening!