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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L'amero Saro ostante (Il Re Pastore)
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L'amero Saro ostante (Il Re Pastore)

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Impromptu no.4 in F minor D935
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Impromptu no.4 in F minor D935
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Fantasie in F minor D.940
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Fantasie in F minor D.940
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Der Lindenbaum, D 911, No 5 (Winterreise)
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Der Lindenbaum, D 911, No 5 (Winterreise)
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Overture in C major, D 591, 'In the Italian style'
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Overture in C major, D 591, 'In the Italian style'
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Standchen [Leise Flehen]
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Standchen [Leise Flehen]
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Fantasie in F Minor D 940 arr Tabakova
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Fantasie in F Minor D 940 arr Tabakova
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Der Zwerg D.771
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Der Zwerg D.771
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Klavierstück (Piano Piece) in E flat major, D 946 No 2
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Klavierstück (Piano Piece) in E flat major, D 946 No 2
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Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang, D.957)
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Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang, D.957)
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Ellens Gesang 3, D.830
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Ellens Gesang 3, D.830
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Polonaise in F major, D599 no 4
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Polonaise in F major, D599 no 4
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Fantasie in F minor for Piano Four Hands, D940
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Fantasie in F minor for Piano Four Hands, D940
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Impromptu in A flat major, D.899 no.4
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Impromptu in A flat major, D.899 no.4
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Morgengruss, D 795 No 8 (Die schöne Müllerin)
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Morgengruss, D 795 No 8 (Die schöne Müllerin)
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Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt (D.478) from Three Songs of the Harpist
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Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt (D.478) from Three Songs of the Harpist
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Trio in B flat major, D.471
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Trio in B flat major, D.471
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Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello Op. 99; II. Andante un poco moso
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Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello Op. 99; II. Andante un poco moso
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Fantasie in F minor, D.940
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Fantasie in F minor, D.940
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Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531
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Der Tod und das Mädchen, D 531
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Trio in E flat major, D.929
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Trio in E flat major, D.929
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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)
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Scherzo No.1 in B flat (D.593)
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Scherzo No.1 in B flat (D.593)

Scherzo No.1 in B flat (D.593)

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Halina Radvilaite
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Nacht und Träume, D827
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Nacht und Träume, D827
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Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589 "Little": IV. Allegro moderato
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Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589 "Little": IV. Allegro moderato
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Erlkönig, D 328
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Erlkönig, D 328

Erlkönig, D 328

Performer
Andreas Haeifliger
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Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D.821 (2nd mvt)
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Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D.821 (2nd mvt)
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Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D. 417 ('Tragic')
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Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D. 417 ('Tragic')
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Wandrers Nachtlied II, Op. 96 No. 3, D. 768
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Wandrers Nachtlied II, Op. 96 No. 3, D. 768
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Quartettsatz in C minor
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Quartettsatz in C minor
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Psalm 23, D.706
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Psalm 23, D.706
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String Quartet in D minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden' - 4th movement, Presto
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String Quartet in D minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden' - 4th movement, Presto
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Ellens Gesang 3, D 839, 'Ave Maria'
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Ellens Gesang 3, D 839, 'Ave Maria'
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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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Der Leiermann (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Der Leiermann (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Ruckblick (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Ruckblick (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Erstarrung (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Erstarrung (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Gute Nacht (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Gute Nacht (Winterreise, Op 89, D911)
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Fantasy in C major, D.760 'Wandererfantasie'
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Fantasy in C major, D.760 'Wandererfantasie'
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Symphony No 5 in B flat major Andante Con Moto
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Symphony No 5 in B flat major Andante Con Moto

Symphony No 5 in B flat major Andante Con Moto

Performer
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (conductor)
Franz Schubert
Rondo in A major for Violin and Strings, D438
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Rondo in A major for Violin and Strings, D438
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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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Eight Ländler (German dances) (from D.790)
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Eight Ländler (German dances) (from D.790)
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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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Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
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Impromptu in C minor, D 899 No 1
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Die Nacht (Wie schon bist du) D.983c
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Die Nacht (Wie schon bist du) D.983c
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Piano Quintet in A major (D.667) "Trout"
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Piano Quintet in A major (D.667) "Trout"
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Piano Sonata in C minor, D 958
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Piano Sonata in C minor, D 958
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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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Rosamunde (Ballet in G major)
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Rosamunde (Ballet in G major)
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