First place in his work belongs to a lyrical song. In the songs of Schubert's poetic expression is found alive and immediate feelings of the person from the people. By combining their songs into cycles (The Beautiful Miller's Wife "and" Winter Journey "), tells the story of their" lyrical, "Schubert greatly expands the scope of a song genre. Many of his songs is inherent in true drama ("City", "Double"). Song infused and instrumental works of Schubert (Symphony, piano and chamber works), which is consistent with their lyrical nature. In many songs and waltz and waltz by Schubert sound traditions of the Germans, Tyroleans, Hungarians, Slavs and others nations and narodenostey inhabiting the Austrian Empire. Austria was on the sidelines of political differentiation, which was in 1830 in Germany. Austrian "censor refugees' anonymously to publish his works in Germany, especially in Saxony and Hamburg.
Isolation of Austria was called upon to protect it from penetration Lieber ideas and those ideas, the cat could stimulate the growth of the national aspirations of its people. Ferdinand I continue to act according to its motto – "Protection of justice." Brody to the masses discontent manifested itself after the price hike of food in 1845 and 1846 crop failure, then it came to the defeat of bakeries and butchers. The situation is not saved and the laws of 1842 – limitation of working hours for young people and prohibiting child labor before 12 years. Riots in Italy in early 1848, the February Revolution in France and it Lajos Kossuth in Diet in Pressburg, which became the "first spark" Austrian Revolution, there were only immediate cause the March uprising in Vienna, forcing Metternich to resign.