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, the cause officially declared to be typhoid fever, but credited by some to be syphilis.

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Impromptu in A flat, D. 935 no 2
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Impromptu in A flat, D. 935 no 2
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String Quartet in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'
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String Quartet in D minor, D810 'Death and the Maiden'
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An die Musik, D. 547
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An die Musik, D. 547
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Gretchen am Spinnerade, D. 118
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Gretchen am Spinnerade, D. 118
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Lachen und Weinen, D. 777
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Lachen und Weinen, D. 777
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Arpeggione Sonata D. 821
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Arpeggione Sonata D. 821
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Die Forelle, D. 550
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Die Forelle, D. 550
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Die Zauberharfe: Overture
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Die Zauberharfe: Overture
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Piano Sonata in A minor (Op.42) (D.845)
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Piano Sonata in A minor (Op.42) (D.845)
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Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
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Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
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Overture in D major, D590, 'in the Italian style'
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Overture in D major, D590, 'in the Italian style'
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Sonata in A major D959 - 2nd movement Andantino
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Sonata in A major D959 - 2nd movement Andantino
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Sonatina in A minor for violin and piano
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Sonatina in A minor for violin and piano
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria

Ave Maria

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Eolina Quartet
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String Quartet in C minor, D 703, 'Quartettsatz'
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String Quartet in C minor, D 703, 'Quartettsatz'
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Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione (or viola or cello) and piano
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Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione (or viola or cello) and piano
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Suleika II, D.717
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Suleika II, D.717
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Suleika I, D.720
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Suleika I, D.720
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Das Rosenband, D.280
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Das Rosenband, D.280
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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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Rondo in A major, D.951
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Rondo in A major, D.951
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Marche militaire No 1 in D major, D 733
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Marche militaire No 1 in D major, D 733
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Symphony No 6 in C major, D 589 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in C major, D 589 (4th mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (1st mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (1st mvt)
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Standchen (Schwanengesang)
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Standchen (Schwanengesang)
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Der Zwerg, D771
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Der Zwerg, D771
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Symphony No.7 in B-Flat Major, D.759 'Unfinished': IV. Finale
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Symphony No.7 in B-Flat Major, D.759 'Unfinished': IV. Finale
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Symphony No.7 in B-Flat Major, D.759 'Unfinished': III. Scherzo
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Symphony No.7 in B-Flat Major, D.759 'Unfinished': III. Scherzo
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String quartet No 2 in C major D.32
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String quartet No 2 in C major D.32
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Entr'acte in B flat major (Rosamunde)
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Entr'acte in B flat major (Rosamunde)
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Tränenregen (Die schöne Müllerin)
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Tränenregen (Die schöne Müllerin)
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Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
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Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D 897, 'Notturno'
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Piano Sonata No.20 in A major (D.959)
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Piano Sonata No.20 in A major (D.959)
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Impromptu in F minor, D 935 No 4
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Impromptu in F minor, D 935 No 4
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Adagio and Rondo concertante, D 487
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Adagio and Rondo concertante, D 487
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Heidenröslein, D 257
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Heidenröslein, D 257
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Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)
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Rosamunde, D 797 (Ballet in G major)
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Impromptu No 3 in G flat major D 899
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Impromptu No 3 in G flat major D 899
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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
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Die Forelle (S.564)
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Die Forelle (S.564)
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Die Zauberharfe, D 644 (Overture)
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Die Zauberharfe, D 644 (Overture)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (3rd mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (3rd mvt)
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String Quartet in G major, D.887
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String Quartet in G major, D.887
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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
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Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D 965
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String Quartet in C minor, D 703, 'Quartettsatz'
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String Quartet in C minor, D 703, 'Quartettsatz'
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Ständchen, D. 889
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Ständchen, D. 889
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6 Deutsche [German dances] for piano (D.820)
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6 Deutsche [German dances] for piano (D.820)
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Das Rosenband
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Das Rosenband
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