Franz Schubert

Born 31 January 1797. Died 19 November 1828
Franz Schubert
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1797-01-31
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Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert Biography (Wikipedia)

Franz Peter Schubert (31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including 600 secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music. His major works include the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout Quintet), the Symphony No. 8, D. 759 (Unfinished Symphony), the three last piano sonatas (D. 958–960), the opera Fierrabras (D. 796), the incidental music to the play Rosamunde (D. 797), and the song cycles Die schöne Müllerin (D. 795) and Winterreise (D. 911).

Born to immigrant parents in the Himmelpfortgrund suburb of Vienna, Schubert's uncommon gifts for music were evident from an early age. His father gave him his first violin lessons and his older brother gave him piano lessons, but Schubert soon exceeded their abilities. In 1808, at the age of eleven, he became a pupil at the Stadtkonvikt, where he became acquainted with the orchestral music of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. He left the Stadtkonvikt at the end of 1813, and returned home to live with his father, where he began studying to become a schoolteacher; despite this, he continued his studies in composition with Antonio Salieri and still composed prolifically. In 1821, Schubert was granted admission to the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde as a performing member, which helped establish his name among the Viennese citizenry. He gave a concert of his own works to critical acclaim in March 1828, the only time he did so in his career. He died eight months later at the age of 31, possibly due to typhoid fever.

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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (5th mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (5th mvt)
Franz Schubert
Trost in Tranen (D.120) (Consolation in tears)
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Trost in Tranen (D.120) (Consolation in tears)
Franz Schubert
Variation on a waltz by Diabelli, D718
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Variation on a waltz by Diabelli, D718
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Hungarian Melody in B minor, D 817
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Hungarian Melody in B minor, D 817
Franz Schubert
Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
Franz Schubert
Die Forelle; Nacht und Träume; Der Musensohn
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Die Forelle; Nacht und Träume; Der Musensohn
Franz Schubert
Die schone Mullerin - song-cycle D.795
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Die schone Mullerin - song-cycle D.795
Franz Schubert
Moment musicaux in F minor, D.780 no.3
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Moment musicaux in F minor, D.780 no.3
Franz Schubert
Des Baches Wiegenlied, D 795 No 20 (Die schöne Müllerin)
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Des Baches Wiegenlied, D 795 No 20 (Die schöne Müllerin)
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German Dance in G major, D 90 No 2
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German Dance in G major, D 90 No 2
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
Franz Schubert
Andante Con Moto From Piano Trio No. 2 In E Flat Major D. 929
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Andante Con Moto From Piano Trio No. 2 In E Flat Major D. 929
Franz Schubert
Allegretto in C minor D.915
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Allegretto in C minor D.915

Allegretto in C minor D.915

Performer
Halina Radvilaite
Franz Schubert
Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (4th mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (4th mvt)
Franz Schubert
Mondenschein D875
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Mondenschein D875
Franz Schubert
An die Musik, D 547
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An die Musik, D 547
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Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 574 , 'Grand Duo', (2nd mvt, Scherzo)
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Schubert: Sonata in A Major, D. 574 , 'Grand Duo', (2nd mvt, Scherzo)
Franz Schubert
Gloria (Mass in E flat major, D 950)
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Gloria (Mass in E flat major, D 950)
Franz Schubert
Trout Quintet - Piano Quintet In A Major - Andantino
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Trout Quintet - Piano Quintet In A Major - Andantino
Franz Schubert
Piano Sonata in A minor (Op.42) (D.845)
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Piano Sonata in A minor (Op.42) (D.845)
Franz Schubert
Auf der Donau /Der Schiffer
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Auf der Donau /Der Schiffer
Franz Schubert
Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2
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Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2
Franz Schubert
An die Musik, D 547
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An die Musik, D 547
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Sonata in A minor "Arpeggione"; iii.Allegretto
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Sonata in A minor "Arpeggione"; iii.Allegretto
Franz Schubert
Polonaise in B flat major, D.580
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Polonaise in B flat major, D.580
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Symphony no.6 in C major
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Symphony no.6 in C major
Franz Schubert
Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'
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Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'
Franz Schubert
Die Sterne D684
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Die Sterne D684
Franz Schubert
Der Zwerg D771
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Der Zwerg D771
Franz Schubert
An den Mond D193
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An den Mond D193
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Des Baches Wiegenlied (Die schöne Müllerin)
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Des Baches Wiegenlied (Die schöne Müllerin)
Franz Schubert
Octet in F major, D.803
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Octet in F major, D.803

Octet in F major, D.803

Performer
Vilde Frang Bjaerke
Elisabeth Dingstad
Bendik Foss
Audun Sandvik
Håkon Thelin
Andreas Sunden
Audun Halvorsen
Jukka Harjo
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major D.485
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Symphony No. 5 In B Flat Major D.485
Franz Schubert
Trio In B Flat Major D.471 'Allegro'
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Trio In B Flat Major D.471 'Allegro'

Trio In B Flat Major D.471 'Allegro'

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Orchestra Mozart Soloists
Franz Schubert
Du Bist die Ruh, D.776
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Du Bist die Ruh, D.776
Franz Schubert
Gesang Der Geister Uber Den Wassern D714
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Gesang Der Geister Uber Den Wassern D714
Franz Schubert
Variations for flute and piano in E minor (D.802)
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Variations for flute and piano in E minor (D.802)
Franz Schubert
Overture to Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp)
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Overture to Die Zauberharfe (The Magic Harp)
Franz Schubert
Schwanengesang D 957
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Schwanengesang D 957

Schwanengesang D 957

Performer
Vladimir Yurygin-Klevke
Singer
Irina Solomatina-Tisso
Franz Schubert
Auf der Bruck, D 853
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Auf der Bruck, D 853
Franz Schubert
String Quartet No 14 in D minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden' (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet No 14 in D minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden' (3rd mvt)
Luciano Berio
Rendering, after Schubert Symphony No 10 (1st mvt)
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Rendering, after Schubert Symphony No 10 (1st mvt)
Franz Schubert
Overture (Rosamunde, D644)
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Overture (Rosamunde, D644)
Franz Schubert
Symphony No 8 in B minor, D 759 (Unfinished)
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Symphony No 8 in B minor, D 759 (Unfinished)
Franz Schubert
Allegretto in C minor, D 915
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Allegretto in C minor, D 915
Franz Schubert
Entr'acte No. 3 (Rosamunde)
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Entr'acte No. 3 (Rosamunde)
Franz Schubert
Standchen, D.920
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Standchen, D.920
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 9 in C major D.944 'Great'
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Symphony No. 9 in C major D.944 'Great'
Franz Schubert
16 German Dances (D.783)
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16 German Dances (D.783)
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