Sir Edwin Henry Landseer is an artist that I've admired since I saw a work of his in an old Childcraft Art & Music children's art appreciation book. It is very hard to find biographies written about him though there are a few old copies. He enjoyed painting animals. This weeks painting is of a regal stag.
Our new musician is Franz Schubert. You can read a wikipedia biographical sketch of his life and music here.
Our first featured piece of music by Schubert is Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major. I hope you enjoy this lovely piece of music.
A children's biography to consider is Franz Schubert - Franz Schubert and his merry friends by Opal Wheeler.
I'm still fascinated by William Wordsworth and we haven't had time yet to read a biography of his life so we plan to continue for another season with Wordsworth and his wonderful poetry. If you're tired of his poetry you may want to look back in the archives for another poet.
My Heart Leaps Up
My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.