23-31 March 2012
Schubert hoped to go on holiday during the summer of 1828, either to Graz with friends or to Gmunden on the Traunsee. While it’s only speculation, it’s likely that Schubert’s health prevented him from travelling. He nevertheless kept busy, writing further liturgical works. But by August, he was distinctly unwell and he consulted the the court physician, Dr Ernst Rinna. Although he had Schubert’s best intentions at heart, his idea that Schubert should move out of the centre of town to suburb of Wieden (now part of the city itself), where his brother Ferdinand lived, proved fatal. Although the area itself was more spacious and conducive to recovering, his brothers apartment was cold and damp and merely exacerbated Schubert’s condition.