Franz Schubert
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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 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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Moments Musicaux, D 784 (No 4 in C sharp minor)
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Moments Musicaux, D 784 (No 4 in C sharp minor)

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Symphony no. 9 in C major D.944 (Great)
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Symphony no. 9 in C major D.944 (Great)
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Harfenspieler Wer sich der Einsamkeit D. 478
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Harfenspieler Wer sich der Einsamkeit D. 478
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Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & db (D.667) in A major "Trout"
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Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & db (D.667) in A major "Trout"
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'Arpeggione' Sonata - movement 1
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'Arpeggione' Sonata - movement 1
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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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Erlkönig, D 328
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Erlkönig, D 328
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Sonata in D major D.850 for piano
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Sonata in D major D.850 for piano
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Trio D581 (1st mvt)
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Trio D581 (1st mvt)

Trio D581 (1st mvt)

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Veles Ensemble
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Impromptu in A flat major Op 142 No 2
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Impromptu in A flat major Op 142 No 2
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String Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887
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String Quartet No. 15 in G, D. 887
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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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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
Franz Schubert
Piano Trio No 1 in B flat major, D898
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Piano Trio No 1 in B flat major, D898
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Piano Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960: IV. Allegro ma non troppo
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Piano Sonata in B-Flat Major, D. 960: IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Franz Schubert
Musical Moment No 3 in F minor arr Tarrega, D 780
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Musical Moment No 3 in F minor arr Tarrega, D 780
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Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione: 3rd mvt
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Sonata in A minor D.821 for arpeggione: 3rd mvt
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Nacht und Träume, D827
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Nacht und Träume, D827

Nacht und Träume, D827

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Author
Matthaus Casimir von Collin
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Die Forelle, D 550
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Die Forelle, D 550
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
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Auf dem Wasser zu singen, D.774
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Symphony No 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished' (D.759)
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Symphony No 8 in B minor, 'Unfinished' (D.759)
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200, Menuetto: Vivace
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Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200, Menuetto: Vivace
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Des Teufels Lustschloss, D 84
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Des Teufels Lustschloss, D 84
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Strings Quartet in C minor (D 703)
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Strings Quartet in C minor (D 703)

Strings Quartet in C minor (D 703)

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Tilev String Quartet
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Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
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Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)

Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)

Orchestra
London Classical Players
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Piano Sonata in B flat major; D960
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Piano Sonata in B flat major; D960
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Standchen D.920
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Standchen D.920

Standchen D.920

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Sarah Walker
Alan Armstrong
Jason Balla
Mark Hammond
Philip Lawford
Arthur Linley
Richard Edgar‐Wilson
David Barnard
David Beezer
Duncan Perkins
James Pitman
Christopher Vigar
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Quintet in C Major D.956 2nd Movement Adagio
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Quintet in C Major D.956 2nd Movement Adagio
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Sonata In A Major D.959 2nd Movement Andantino
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Sonata In A Major D.959 2nd Movement Andantino
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Symphony No. 9 in C Major D.944 1st Movement Andante Allegro ma non troppo
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Symphony No. 9 in C Major D.944 1st Movement Andante Allegro ma non troppo
Franz Schubert
Trio for piano and strings in B flat major D.898; 2nd movement; Andante un poco
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Trio for piano and strings in B flat major D.898; 2nd movement; Andante un poco
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Ständchen, D. 957/4
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Ständchen, D. 957/4
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Eight Lieder
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Eight Lieder
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Auf Dem Strom D.943
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Auf Dem Strom D.943
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Octet in F Major D.803
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Octet in F Major D.803
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Der Atlas from Schwanengesang D.957 No 8
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Der Atlas from Schwanengesang D.957 No 8
Franz Schubert
Abschied from Schwanengesang D.957 No 7
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Abschied from Schwanengesang D.957 No 7
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Quartet No.13 in A Minor D.804 Op.29 2nd movement Andante
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Quartet No.13 in A Minor D.804 Op.29 2nd movement Andante
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 4 in C Minor D.417 1st Movement Adagio molto - Allegro vivace
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Symphony No. 4 in C Minor D.417 1st Movement Adagio molto - Allegro vivace
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Der Zufriedene D.320
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Der Zufriedene D.320
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'Des Teufels Lustschloss' (Overture)
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'Des Teufels Lustschloss' (Overture)

'Des Teufels Lustschloss' (Overture)

Orchestra
Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Conductor
Miroslaw Blaszczyk
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
Das Rosenband D.280
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Das Rosenband D.280
Franz Schubert
Das Rosenband D.280
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Das Rosenband D.280
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Die Mondnacht D.238
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Die Mondnacht D.238
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An Die Nachtigall D.196
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An Die Nachtigall D.196
Franz Schubert
Gebet Wahrend Der Schlacht D.171
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Gebet Wahrend Der Schlacht D.171
Franz Schubert
Heidenroslein D.257
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Heidenroslein D.257
Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 3 in D Major D.200 4th movement Presto
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Symphony No. 3 in D Major D.200 4th movement Presto
Franz Schubert
Der Vierjahrige Posten D.190 No. 5
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Der Vierjahrige Posten D.190 No. 5
Franz Schubert
Quartet in G Minor D.173 2nd Movement Andantino
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Quartet in G Minor D.173 2nd Movement Andantino
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