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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Franz Schubert
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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Octet in F - Menuetto
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Octet in F - Menuetto
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Auf dem wasser zu singen, D744
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Auf dem wasser zu singen, D744

Auf dem wasser zu singen, D744

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Anastasia Vorotnaya
Franz Schubert
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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Impromptus D. 899
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Impromptus D. 899
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Die Gotter Griechenlands D.677b
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Die Gotter Griechenlands D.677b
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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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Ave Maria
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Ave Maria
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Die Vogel, D.691
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Die Vogel, D.691
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Quartet In C Minor D.703 For Strings ["Quartettsatz" + Unfinished Andante]
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Quartet In C Minor D.703 For Strings ["Quartettsatz" + Unfinished Andante]
Franz Schubert
An der Mond D.259
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An der Mond D.259
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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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5 Lieder
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5 Lieder
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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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The Shepherd on the Rock, D.965
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The Shepherd on the Rock, D.965
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Sonata (Sonatina) no. 1 in D major D.384 arr. for cello and piano
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Sonata (Sonatina) no. 1 in D major D.384 arr. for cello and piano
Franz Schubert
Impromptu in A flat major, Op 90 No 4
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Impromptu in A flat major, Op 90 No 4
Franz Schubert
Die Forelle (S.564)
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Die Forelle (S.564)
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Im Fruhling, D.882
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Im Fruhling, D.882
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4 Impromptus for piano (D.899) (Op.90), no.4 in A flat major;
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4 Impromptus for piano (D.899) (Op.90), no.4 in A flat major;
Franz Schubert
Symphony no. 3 in D major D.200 (4th mvt)
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Symphony no. 3 in D major D.200 (4th mvt)
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Am Tage aller Seelen D 343
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Am Tage aller Seelen D 343

Am Tage aller Seelen D 343

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National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Franz Schubert
Four Impromptus, op. 90, D. 899
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Four Impromptus, op. 90, D. 899
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Piano Quintet in A major 'The Trout' (Op.114 (D.667)
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Piano Quintet in A major 'The Trout' (Op.114 (D.667)
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D929
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Piano Trio in E flat major, D929
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Aus "Diego Manzanares" Ilmerine, D458
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Aus "Diego Manzanares" Ilmerine, D458
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Thekla: eine Geisterstimme, D595
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Thekla: eine Geisterstimme, D595
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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 A major, D.664 (3rd mvt)
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Piano Sonata in A major, D.664 (3rd mvt)
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Sonata in D minor, D 566: I. Moderato
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Sonata in D minor, D 566: I. Moderato
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String trio in B flat D471
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String trio in B flat D471
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Der Zwerg D.771
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Der Zwerg D.771
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Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang D.957)
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Die Taubenpost (Schwanengesang D.957)
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Rondo brillant, D 895
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Rondo brillant, D 895
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Rosamunde (Overture)
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Rosamunde (Overture)
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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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6 Moments musicaux for piano (D 780) No 3 in F minor
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6 Moments musicaux for piano (D 780) No 3 in F minor
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (2nd mvt)
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Piano Quintet in A major, D 667, 'Trout' (2nd mvt)
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Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D 940
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Fantasy in F minor for piano duet, D 940
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Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958 (4th mvt)
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Piano Sonata No.19 in C minor, D.958 (4th mvt)
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6 German Dances, D 820
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6 German Dances, D 820
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An die Musik, D.547
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An die Musik, D.547
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Die Nacht (Wie schon bist du) D.983c
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Die Nacht (Wie schon bist du) D.983c
Franz Schubert
String Quintet
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String Quintet

String Quintet

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Soloists Of The 12 Ensemble
Franz Schubert
'Trout' Quintet in A major, D.667 (4th mvt)
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'Trout' Quintet in A major, D.667 (4th mvt)
Franz Schubert
Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956: III. Scherzo & Trio
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Schubert: String Quintet in C Major, D. 956: III. Scherzo & Trio
Franz Schubert
3 Pieces D.946 (no.3)
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3 Pieces D.946 (no.3)
Franz Schubert
Sonata in A minor, D845
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Sonata in A minor, D845
Franz Schubert
Die Krähe (The Crow) - No 15 of Winterreise
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Die Krähe (The Crow) - No 15 of Winterreise
Franz Schubert
Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen 'Am Tage Aller Seelen D343
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Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen 'Am Tage Aller Seelen D343
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