The Brothers Josephu

The Brothers Josephu
Young Josef at work...circa 1917

The Documentary

This section will focus on advancements of the biographical video documentary on Josephu.

I am very pleased that I have been given permission to use a piano performance as the music track for the documentary.

The chose the classical piece "Standchen: Leise flehen meine Lieder" from Shubert's Schwannengesang; there were a series of songs written by Shubert not published until after his death. The title translates to "Swan Song," and a greats, such as Lizst, wrote the arrangements. The melody as that European feel with a melancholy melody. Shubert once aid his sole purpose in this world was to compose. My grandfather's sole purpose was to sculpt and, fittingly, he sculpted a bust of Shubert.

I came across this conert piano recital by Burkard Schliessmann. Burkhard gives a very moving interpretation. Please listen to Burkhard's performance:

Below is Josef's bust of Franz Schubert. The original location is not known, but there were small bronze reproductions made, approximately 5 inches tall, which occasionally show up at online art auctions sites.