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 more than 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 in B minor, 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 school, 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' (2nd mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (2nd mvt)
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An die Musik, D 547
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An die Musik, D 547
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Die Götter Griechenlands, D. 677
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Die Götter Griechenlands, D. 677

Die Götter Griechenlands, D. 677

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Susanna Phillips
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Overture from 'Fierrabras' (D.796)
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Overture from 'Fierrabras' (D.796)
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Erlkönig, D 328 Op 1
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Erlkönig, D 328 Op 1

Erlkönig, D 328 Op 1

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West Side Story Orchestra
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Mondenschein
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Mondenschein
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An die Laute, D 905
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An die Laute, D 905
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Symphony No. 1 in D Major: IV. Allegro vivace
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Symphony No. 1 in D Major: IV. Allegro vivace
Franz Schubert
Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice no.6
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Soirees de Vienne: Valse-Caprice no.6
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Trio in B flat major, D.581
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Trio in B flat major, D.581
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Quartettsatz, D. 703
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Quartettsatz, D. 703
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String Quintet in C major, D 956 (2nd mvt)
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String Quintet in C major, D 956 (2nd mvt)
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Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione (or viola or cello) and piano: 3rd mvt
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Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione (or viola or cello) and piano: 3rd mvt
Franz Schubert
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
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Wandererfantasie transcribed from the piano solo for piano and orchestra (S.366)
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Wandererfantasie transcribed from the piano solo for piano and orchestra (S.366)
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
An den Mond (Fullest wieder Busch und Tal), D259, (To the Moon)
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An den Mond (Fullest wieder Busch und Tal), D259, (To the Moon)
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String Trio in B flat major, D 471
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String Trio in B flat major, D 471
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Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2
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Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2
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Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
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Quartettsatz in C minor, D 703
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Gute Nacht - No.1 from Winterreise (song-cycle) (D.911)
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Gute Nacht - No.1 from Winterreise (song-cycle) (D.911)
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Auf dem wasser zu singen, D744
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Auf dem wasser zu singen, D744

Auf dem wasser zu singen, D744

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Anastasia Vorotnaya
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String Quartet No 13 in A minor, D 804, 'Rosamunde'
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String Quartet No 13 in A minor, D 804, 'Rosamunde'
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Symphony no.4 (D.417) in C minor 'Tragic'
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Symphony no.4 (D.417) in C minor 'Tragic'
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Impromptus D.935, Op.142; no.3 in B flat major
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Impromptus D.935, Op.142; no.3 in B flat major
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Impromptus D.935, Op.142; no.2 in A flat major
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Impromptus D.935, Op.142; no.2 in A flat major
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Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'Trout'
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Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'Trout'
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Trio in E flat major D.897 (Notturno) for piano and strings
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Trio in E flat major D.897 (Notturno) for piano and strings
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Quartet in G major for flute, viola, guitar and cello, D 96 (2nd mvt)
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Quartet in G major for flute, viola, guitar and cello, D 96 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in B flat major, D 485 (1st mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in B flat major, D 485 (1st mvt)
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Grand Duo in A major, D574
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Grand Duo in A major, D574
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Impromptu in B flat, D.935 no.3
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Impromptu in B flat, D.935 no.3
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Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82 (4th mvt)
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D929
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D929
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Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2
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Impromptu in E flat major, D 899 No 2
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Overture (Rosamunde, D644)
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Overture (Rosamunde, D644)
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Nachtgesang im Walde, D 913
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Nachtgesang im Walde, D 913
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Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Sung in English): No. 22. Courage
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Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Sung in English): No. 22. Courage
Franz Schubert
String Quartet in G major, D 887 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet in G major, D 887 (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' (4th mvt)
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String Quartet No 14 in D minor 'Death and the Maiden' (4th mvt)
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Fierrabras (Overture)
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Fierrabras (Overture)
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3 Lieder
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3 Lieder
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Die Geselligkeit (Lebenslust)
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Die Geselligkeit (Lebenslust)
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Fantasia in F minor, D.940
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Fantasia in F minor, D.940
Franz Schubert
Octet - Andante and variations
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Octet - Andante and variations
Franz Schubert
Piano Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'
Franz Schubert
Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major i) Allegro Moderato
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Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat major i) Allegro Moderato
Franz Schubert
Rosamunde (Ballet in G major)
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Rosamunde (Ballet in G major)
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