Franz Schubert

Biography

Born: Jan 31, 1797; Austria   Died: Nov 19, 1828; Austria   Period: Romantic
Franz Peter Schubert was among the first of the Romantics, and the composer who, more than any other, brought the art song (lied) to artistic maturity. During his short but prolific career, he produced masterpieces in nearly every genre, all characterized by rich harmonies, an expansive treatment of classical forms, and a seemingly endless gift for melody. Schubert began his earliest musical training studying with his father and brothers. Having Read more passed an audition, Schubert enrolled at the Convict school that trained young vocalists to eventually sing at the chapel of The Imperial Court. Schubert began to explore composition and wrote a song that came to the attention of the institution's director, Antonio Salieri, who along with the school's professor of harmony, hailed young Schubert as a genius. In 1813, after Schubert's voice broke, he returned to live with his father, who directed him to follow in his footsteps and become a schoolteacher. Schubert begrudgingly complied and worked miserably in that capacity by day, while composing prolifically by night. He had written more than 100 songs as well as numerous symphonic, operatic, and chamber music scores, before he reached the age of 20.
Schubert finally left his teaching position to dedicate himself completely to musical pursuits. During the summer of 1818, the young composer worked as a private music teacher to the aristocratic Esterházy family. When he left that post in the fall, Schubert lived a somewhat bohemian lifestyle, composing and spending time with a group of friends that acted as his personal support system. In 1820, Schubert was commissioned by two opera houses, the Karthnerthor Theatre and Theatre-an-der-Wein, to compose a pair of operas. He wrote Zwillingsbruden, and Zauberharfe, both of which were unenthusiastically received. Schubert failed to secure a contract with a publisher, as none were willing to take a chance on a relatively unknown composer who wrote (harmonically) untraditional music. Schubert, along with the support of his artistic friends, published his own work for a collection of roughly 100 subscribers. These efforts, however, were financially unrewarding, and Schubert struggled to sustain himself. His work garnered little attention and contemporary composers dismissed his music as presumptuous and immature.
In 1823, Schubert was elected to the Musikverein of Graz, as an honorary member. Though this brought no financial reward and was an inconsequential appointment, Schubert relished its slight recognition, and to show his gratitude, composed his famous Unfinished Symphony. Five years later, Schubert's music was featured at a concert at Vienna's Musikverein. His work was received quite enthusiastically, and to much critical acclaim. This marked the only time during the composer's life that he enjoyed such success. This seemed to provide Schubert with a renewed sense of optimism, and despite illness, the composer continued to produce at an incredible rate. He began to organize a scheme to increase his artistic popularity, by continuing to evaluate his work and progress as a musician, perhaps even planning to study harmony privately. Schubert's health did not improve, and he soon found himself at death's door. During the composer's last moments, he instructed his brother Ferdinand to ensure that he would be buried alongside Ludwig van Beethoven's grave. Schubert revered the legendary composer, and was grateful to him, as Beethoven had praised his work after hearing a selection of songs. Schubert also highly regarded the work of both Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Franz Schubert died of syphilis.
Despite his short life, Schubert produced a wealth of symphonies, operas, masses, chamber music pieces, and piano sonatas, most of which are considered standard repertoire. He is known primarily for composing hundreds of songs including Gretchen am Spinnrade, and Erlkonig. He pioneered the song cycle with such works as Die Schöne Müllerin, and Die Winterreise, and greatly affected the vocal writing of both Robert Schumann and Gustav Mahler. Read less
Schubert: The Symphonies / Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw
Release Date: 09/12/2005   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 4623232   Number of Discs: 4
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Schubert: Die Schone Mullerin / Holzmair, Parsons
Release Date: 02/03/2015   Label: Wigmore Hall Live  
Catalog: 72   Number of Discs: 1
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Brahms: Piano Trio Op. 101; Schubert: Piano Trio D 929 / Sitkovetsky Trio
Release Date: 10/27/2014   Label: Wigmore Hall Live  
Catalog: 70   Number of Discs: 1
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Schubert: Song Cycles / Nathalie Stutzmann [3-CD Set]
Release Date: 01/27/2015   Label: Erato  
Catalog: 623701   Number of Discs: 3
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Schubert: Death and the Maiden - Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony / LSO String Ensemble
Release Date: 03/11/2016   Label: Lso Live  
Catalog: 786   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 51.
    The Very Best Of Janet Baker
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94717 Release Date: 07/26/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Johannes Brahms,  Maurice Duruflé  ... 
    Performer:  Dame Janet Baker,  Timothy Hugh,  John Butt,  Gerald Moore  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos,  Sir Adrian Boult,  Philip Ledger  ... 
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  • 52.
    Maurice Andre Edition: Suites, Dances And Arrangements
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 4676062 Release Date: 06/28/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  Traditional,  Arcangelo Corelli,  Jean-Michel Defaye  ... 
    Performer:  Gus Wallez,  Maurice André,  Guy Pedersen,  Wolfgang Karius  ... 
    Conductor:  Claude Pichaureau,  Marc Soustrot,  François Rauber,  Claude Lagrange  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harmonie Municipale D'alčs,  Ensemble of Bologna,  Ensemble De Cuivres De Paris  ... 
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  • 53.
    Label: Biruta Grunwald (Label)   Catalog: 5637706545 Release Date: 04/12/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Felix Mendelssohn,  Franz Schubert,  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Biruta Grunwald
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  • 54.
    Icon - Elisabeth Schumann - Silver Thread of Song
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 18480 Release Date: 03/22/2011   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann,  Johannes Brahms,  Johann Sebastian Bach  ... 
    Performer:  Elisabeth Schumann,  Karl Alwin,  George Reeves,  Gerald Moore  ... 
    Conductor:  Leo Rosenek,  Bruno Reibold,  Karl Alwin,  Albert Coates  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 55.
    Icon - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Perfect Prima Donna
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 18459 Release Date: 03/22/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Gottfried H. Stölzel,  George Frideric Handel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  ... 
    Performer:  J. Edward Merret,  Harold Jackson,  Geraint Jones,  Manoug Parikian  ... 
    Conductor:  Peter Gellhorn,  Otto Klemperer,  Thurston Dart,  Josef Krips  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 56.
    Schubert Lied-Edition Vol 9
    Label: Hafg   Catalog: 40034 Release Date: 11/22/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Erna Berger,  Heinrich Schlusnus,  Kathleen Ferrier,  Isobel Baillie  ... 
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  • 57.
    Sophie Braslau & Richard Crooks - Recordings 1914-1929
    Label: Hafg   Catalog: 10038 Release Date: 11/22/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Gabriele Sibella,  Gaetano Donizetti,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Crooks,  Sophie Braslau,  Frances Alda
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  • 58.
    The Schubert Experience
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 680820 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Hartmut Höll,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Barbara Bonney,  Geoffrey Parsons  ... 
    Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt,  Theodor Guschlbauer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Brandis String Quartet,  Arnold Schoenberg Choir  ... 
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  • 59.
    Simetra
    Label: Gall (Formerly Gallo)   Catalog: 1301 Release Date: 10/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Aram Khachaturian,  Astor Piazzolla,  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Leonard Bernstein  ... 
    Performer:  Trio Artemis
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  • 60.
    Schubert, Schumann: Lieder / Gerard Souzay, Jacqueline Bonneau
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 440065 Release Date: 08/20/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Gérard Souzay,  Jacqueline Bonneau,  Dalton Baldwin
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  • 61.
    Schubert: Lieder / Bonney, Parsons
    Label: Apex   Catalog: 4680717 Release Date: 08/03/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Barbara Bonney,  Geoffrey Parsons
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  • 62.
    Schubert Favorites, Including Shepherd On The Rock / Felicity Lott
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 1092 Release Date: 06/15/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Felicity Lott,  Graham Johnson,  Ian Brown,  Michael Collins
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  • 63.
    Schubert: Lieder / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau [21 CDs]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001431302 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 21
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Gerald Moore
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  • 64.
    Schubert: Schwanengesang, 7 Lieder / Fischer-Dieskau, Moore
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 415188 Release Date: 04/22/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Gerald Moore,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
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  • 65.
    Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: The Lieder Singer - 85th Birthday - The Great EMI Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 56352 Release Date: 04/06/2010   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Giuseppe Verdi,  Hugo Wolf,  Edvard Grieg,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Daniel Barenboim,  Sviatoslav Richter,  Gerald Moore
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  • 66.
    Schubert: Trout Quintet, 7 Lieder / Lubin, Ainsley
    Label: L'oiseau Lyre   Catalog: 433848 Release Date: 03/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  John Mark Ainsley,  Steven Lubin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of Ancient Music Chamber Ensemble
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  • 67.
    Schubert: Lieder / Fischer-Dieskau, Moore, Engel
    Label: Emi Studio   Catalog: 63566 Release Date: 02/25/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Gerald Moore,  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Karl Engel
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  • 68.
    Brahms, Strauss, Wolf, Marx, Mozart, Schubert: Lieder / Irmgard Seefried
    Label: Orfeo   Catalog: 0598091 Release Date: 11/24/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Joseph Marx,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Irmgard Seefried,  Erik Werba,  Leopold Ludwig,  Viktor Graef
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  • 69.
    Icon - Lucia Popp - Queen Of The Night, Maiden Of Light
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 98515 Release Date: 10/20/2009   Number of Discs: 7
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Gioachino Rossini,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Lucia Popp,  Leslie Pearson,  Katia Labčque,  David Briggs  ... 
    Conductor:  Georg Fischer,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Christfried Bickenbach,  Stephen Cleobury  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 70.
    Schubert: Schwanengesang / Daniel Lichti
    Label: Opening Day   Catalog: 9302 Release Date: 05/04/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Janina Fialkowska,  Daniel Lichti
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  • 71.
    Christa Ludwig - Lieder Recital
    Label: Arthaus Musik   Catalog: 102149 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Strauss,  Gustav Mahler,  Hugo Wolf,  Franz Schubert  ... 
    Performer:  Christa Ludwig,  Charles Spencer
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  • 72.
    Deutsche Schubert-Lied-Edition 31 - Sturm Und Drang Poets / Melzer, Wolff, Eisenlohr
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8572036 Release Date: 04/28/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg
    Performer:  Caroline Melzer,  Ulrich Eisenlohr,  Konstantin Wolff
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  • 73.
    Schubert: Lieder / Gérard Souzay, Dalton Baldwin
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 422418 Release Date: 01/30/2009   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Gérard Souzay,  Dalton Baldwin
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  • 74.
    Twice Were Angels - The Tradition Of Boy Trebles
    Label: Griffin   Catalog: 4065 Release Date: 11/25/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anonymous,  Franz Schubert,  Henry Purcell,  Felix Mendelssohn  ... 
    Performer:  Mark Robson,  David Pickering,  Edward Higginbottom,  Christopher Smith  ... 
    Conductor:  Donald Hunt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lichfield Cathedral Choir,  Leeds Parish Church Boys' Choir
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  • 75.
    Schubert: Arpeggione / Gastinel, Désert
    Label: Naive   Catalog: 5152 Release Date: 10/28/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Claire Désert,  Anne Gastinel
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