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Franz Schubert (1797–1828)

Author of Winterreise [sound recording]

Includes the names: Franz Schubert, Franz Schubert, Franz Schubert, Franz SCHUBERT, Franz Peter Schubert
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Franz Schubert was born in Vienna, Austria, the son of a schoolmaster who was also an amateur cellist. As a boy, he learned to play the piano, violin, and organ and sang in the church choir. Schubert had an uncommon talent for melody and soon began to compose his own music. By the age of 17, he had written his first symphony and many songs, including his first song masterpiece "Gretchen am Spinnrade" (1814). In 1814 Schubert began to teach, but he hated teaching and gave up his position in 1818. From this point on, he lived fairly precariously, earning a living primarily by giving private music lessons. At the same time, he composed furiously and constantly, sometimes writing as many as eight songs in a day. Although he sold many of his songs and piano pieces, he was always short of money and often relied on the generosity of his friends. His health began to decline after 1822 as a result of syphilis. Schubert's brief and difficult life is not reflected at all in his astounding outpouring of lieder cycles, symphonies, and chamber and church music. His work shows that he was a poet in music, conveying a wide range of emotions and meanings through his songs and other pieces. Among his best-known and most important works are the song cycles Die schone Mullerin (1823) and Die Winterreise (1826), and his Unfinished Symphony (Symphony No. 8) (1822). (Bowker Author Biography)
— biography from Complete Chamber Music for Strings
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Winterreise [sound recording] (Composer) 127 copies, 2 reviews
Impromptus 64 copies, 3 reviews
Ave Maria 25 copies, 1 review
Lieder 23 copies
Schwanengesang 18 copies, 1 review
The Piano Sonatas 14 copies, 1 review
Mass in G 8 copies
Winterreise [sound recording] (Composer) 5 copies
Trout Quintet 5 copies
Fierrabras 5 copies
Schubert: Lieder (Composer) 4 copies
Winterreise [score : study] (Composer) 4 copies
Legend (composer) 4 copies, 1 review
Lieder [Battle, Levine] 3 copies, 1 review
Piano Sonatas 3 copies
15 Lieder 3 copies
Lieder 1 3 copies
Winterreise [sound recording] (Composer) 3 copies
An die Musik 3 copies, 2 reviews
21 lieder 3 copies
Death & The Maiden 3 copies, 2 reviews
Winterreise [sound recording] (Composer) 2 copies
At Sunset 2 copies
Winterreise [sound recording] (Composer) 2 copies
The Night 2 copies
Piano sonata D959. Lieder. CD (Composer) 2 copies
Fantasia [1940 film] (Composer) 423 copies, 4 reviews
Romance of the Violin (Composer) 21 copies
Voice of the Violin (Composer) 11 copies
O Magnum Mysterium (some editions) 8 copies
Berio: Orchestral Transcriptions (Composer) 6 copies, 1 review
Schroeder's Greatest Hits (Composer) 6 copies
Kiri Te Kanawa: Classics (Composer) 3 copies
A Window in Time, Vol. 2 3 copies, 1 review
Steinway Legends (Composer) 2 copies
The Emerson Encores (Composer) 2 copies
Classic Meets Cuba (Composer) 2 copies
André Rieu In Concert (Composer) 2 copies
Liszt Paraphrases [Bolet, Ensayo] (composer) 1 copy, 1 review
Encores [1985] 1 copy, 1 review
Sonata in B minor / Tannhaeuser Overture / etc. [2008, Deliyska] (composer, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
The Beginning of the Legend (Composer) 1 copy
Franz Schubert (Associated Name) 1 copy
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