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 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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Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
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Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167

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Hektors Abschied
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Hektors Abschied
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2 German Dances and 2 Landler, D618
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2 German Dances and 2 Landler, D618
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Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714
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Gesang der Geister über den Wassern, D 714
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Impromptu no 4 in A flat major - from 4 Impromptus (D.899) for piano
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Impromptu no 4 in A flat major - from 4 Impromptus (D.899) for piano
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String Quartet in D major, D.74
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String Quartet in D major, D.74
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Impromptu in f minor D.935
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Impromptu in f minor D.935
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Symphony No. 9 in C major (Great), D. 944
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Symphony No. 9 in C major (Great), D. 944
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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 296
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An den Mond, D 296
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Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished'
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Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished'
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Kyrie (Mass No 5 in A flat major, D 678)
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Kyrie (Mass No 5 in A flat major, D 678)
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Impromptu in F minor, D 935 No 1
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Impromptu in F minor, D 935 No 1
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Allegro in A minor, "Lebensstürme", D. 947
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Allegro in A minor, "Lebensstürme", D. 947
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Moments musicaux, D 780 (No 5 in F minor)
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Moments musicaux, D 780 (No 5 in F minor)
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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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Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout': I. Allegro vivace
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Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout': I. Allegro vivace
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Sonata in C minor D.958 for piano
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Sonata in C minor D.958 for piano
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String Quartet in D Minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden'
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String Quartet in D Minor, D 810, 'Death and the Maiden'
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Octet in F major, D. 803
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Octet in F major, D. 803

Octet in F major, D. 803

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Philharmonia Chamber Players
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Die Taubenpost, D.965a (Schwanengesang, D.957)
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Die Taubenpost, D.965a (Schwanengesang, D.957)
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Arpeggione Sonata for cello and piano (D.821)
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Arpeggione Sonata for cello and piano (D.821)
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Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Sung in English): No. 5. The Linden Tree
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Winterreise, Op. 89, D. 911 (Sung in English): No. 5. The Linden Tree
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Octet - 2nd mvt: Adagio
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Octet - 2nd mvt: Adagio
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Arpeggione Sonata
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Arpeggione Sonata
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Credo (Mass No 6 in E flat major, D 950)
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Credo (Mass No 6 in E flat major, D 950)
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Impromptu in B flat major, D 935 No 3
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Impromptu in B flat major, D 935 No 3
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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria

Ave Maria

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Eolina Quartet
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Liebesbotschaft (from Schwanengesang)
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Liebesbotschaft (from Schwanengesang)
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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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Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
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Gesang der Geistern über den Wassern, Op 167
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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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Ellens Gesang 3 'Ave Maria', D.839
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Ellens Gesang 3 'Ave Maria', D.839
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D 929 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D 929 (3rd mvt)
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Rosamunde, D644 (Overture)
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Rosamunde, D644 (Overture)
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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 3, D 839, 'Ave Maria'
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Ellens Gesang 3, D 839, 'Ave Maria'
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Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589: I. Adagio - Allegro
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Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589: I. Adagio - Allegro
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'Trout' Quintet in A major, D.667 (5th mvt)
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'Trout' Quintet in A major, D.667 (5th mvt)
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Moments musicaux, D 780 (No 6 in A flat major)
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Moments musicaux, D 780 (No 6 in A flat major)
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Nacht und Traume D.827
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Nacht und Traume D.827
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Standchen, D957
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Standchen, D957
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Schubert in A minor D.821, Arpeggione
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Schubert in A minor D.821, Arpeggione
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Die Winterreise - No.5 Der Lindenbaum
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Die Winterreise - No.5 Der Lindenbaum
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Der Fischer, D.225 (1815)
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Der Fischer, D.225 (1815)

Der Fischer, D.225 (1815)

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Peter Harvey (Baritone)
Peter Seymour (Fortepiano)
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Jägers Abendlied, D.368 (1816)
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Jägers Abendlied, D.368 (1816)
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Ganymed D.544
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Ganymed D.544
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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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Piano Sonata in C minor, D958
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Piano Sonata in C minor, D958
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Uber Wildemann, D.884
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Uber Wildemann, D.884
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Im Janner 1817, D.876
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Im Janner 1817, D.876
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