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 ”Great” Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, 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 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 attributed to typhoid fever, but believed by some historians to be syphilis.

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Allegro in A minor for piano duet, D 947, 'Lebensstürme'
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Allegro in A minor for piano duet, D 947, 'Lebensstürme'

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An die Musik, D 547
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An die Musik, D 547
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Violin Sonata in D major, D.384, 'Sonatina'
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Violin Sonata in D major, D.384, 'Sonatina'
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Shepherd on the Rock
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Shepherd on the Rock
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Impromptu in G flat major, D.899 no.3
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Impromptu in G flat major, D.899 no.3
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Symphony No.8 in B minor (D.759) "Unfinished"
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Symphony No.8 in B minor (D.759) "Unfinished"
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Ellens Gesang 1, D 837, 'Raste Krieger'
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Ellens Gesang 1, D 837, 'Raste Krieger'
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Piano Sonata no 15 in C major, D840
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Piano Sonata no 15 in C major, D840
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Symphony no 8 in B minor D.759 (Unfinished)
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Symphony no 8 in B minor D.759 (Unfinished)
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Frühlingslied, D 914
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Frühlingslied, D 914
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Moment musicaux, D 780 (No 4 in C sharp minor)
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Moment musicaux, D 780 (No 4 in C sharp minor)
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Schwanengesang No 4, D 957 ('Ständchen')
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Schwanengesang No 4, D 957 ('Ständchen')
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Symphony No 6 in C major, D 589 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 6 in C major, D 589 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 9 in C D944 (Great)
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Symphony No 9 in C D944 (Great)
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Jägers Liebeslied D909
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Jägers Liebeslied D909
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3 Songs - Liebesbotschaft, Heidenroslein & Litanei auf das Fest
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3 Songs - Liebesbotschaft, Heidenroslein & Litanei auf das Fest
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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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Nacht und Träume, D827
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Nacht und Träume, D827

Nacht und Träume, D827

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Leise flehen meine Lieder
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Leise flehen meine Lieder
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Five Song Transcriptions
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Five Song Transcriptions
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Arpeggione Sonata in A minor
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Arpeggione Sonata in A minor
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Impromptu in B flat, op. post. 142/3
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Impromptu in B flat, op. post. 142/3
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Sonatine in D major, Op 137
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Sonatine in D major, Op 137
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Im Dorfe, D 911 No 17 (Winterreise)
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Im Dorfe, D 911 No 17 (Winterreise)
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Abendstern, D.806
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Abendstern, D.806
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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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3 Lieder
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3 Lieder
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Die Winterreise: Im Dorfe
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Die Winterreise: Im Dorfe
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774 arr Hope
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D 774 arr Hope
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Sonata in A major D.664 for piano: 3rd movement; Allegro
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Sonata in A major D.664 for piano: 3rd movement; Allegro
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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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Piano Sonata in A major D959 iii. Scherzo - Trio
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Piano Sonata in A major D959 iii. Scherzo - Trio
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Auf dem See, D543 (On the lake)
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Auf dem See, D543 (On the lake)
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Die Forelle D 550
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Die Forelle D 550
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Piano Sonata in B flat major, D 960 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Sonata in B flat major, D 960 (3rd mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in B flat major, D 485 (4th mvt)
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Symphony No 5 in B flat major, D 485 (4th 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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An den Mond, D.193
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An den Mond, D.193
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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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Piano Sonata in B Flat Major, D. 960: I. Molto moderato
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Piano Sonata in B Flat Major, D. 960: I. Molto moderato
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Impromptu in A flat major, D.935 no.2
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Impromptu in A flat major, D.935 no.2
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Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)
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Octet in F major, D 803 (3rd mvt)
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Standchen, D957
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Standchen, D957
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Gute Nacht (Winterreise)
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Gute Nacht (Winterreise)
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Symphony No.2 in B flat major (D.125)
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Symphony No.2 in B flat major (D.125)
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Klavierstück in E flat minor, D 946 No 1
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Klavierstück in E flat minor, D 946 No 1
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Rosamunde (Ballet Music No 2), D797
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Rosamunde (Ballet Music No 2), D797
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Piano Sonata in A minor D.845, Op 42
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Piano Sonata in A minor D.845, Op 42
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Piano Trio in E flat (2nd mvt: Andante con moto)
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Piano Trio in E flat (2nd mvt: Andante con moto)
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Nacht und Traume, D.827, Op. 43, No. 2 [arr. for a cappella choir]
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Nacht und Traume, D.827, Op. 43, No. 2 [arr. for a cappella choir]
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