Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) was an Austrian composer of the classical and early romantic eras. Schubert was born into a family of amateur musicians and learned the piano, violin, viola, and music theory and composition from members of his family and other music teachers in Vienna. Schubert initially followed in his fathers footsteps and became a school teacher, but eventually gave up teaching. Schubert was a very prolific composer, composing symphonies, string quartets and other chamber works, many pieces for piano, and several hundred songs. I have selected a list of some of the best of Schubert for you to explore.

Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”

Symphony No. 9, “Great”

String Quartet No. 4, “Death and the Maiden”

Piano Sonatas

Der Erlk├Ânig

Gretchen am Spinnrade

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellen's Third Song), “Ave Maria”

Fantasie in C-Major, “Wanderer Fantasy”

Six Moments Musicaux


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