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
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Franz Schubert / Andras Schiff
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Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert... / Eschenbach
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Schubert / Abbado
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Schubert: Chamber Works / Tasmin Little
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Work: Der Erlkönig, D 328

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  • 101.
    The Connoisseur's Peter Dawson - Handel, Mozart, Et Al
    Label: Pearl   Catalog: 40 Release Date: 11/17/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  George Frideric Handel
    Performer:  Peter Dawson
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  • 102.
    Lieder Von Franz Schubert In Historischen Aufnahmen
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89231 Release Date: 07/21/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Coenraad Bos,  Elena Gerhardt,  Franz Rupp,  Rosette Anday  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lasowski String Quartet
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  • 103.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Lula Mysz-gmeiner
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89159 Release Date: 07/04/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Schumann,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Lula Mysz-Gmeiner,  Waldemar Liachowsky
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  • 104.
    Schubert/Reger: Orchestral Songs / Nyland, Mertens, Albert
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 999510 Release Date: 06/02/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Klaus Mertens,  Camilla Nylund
    Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 105.
    Operatic Arias (1911-1962)
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7851 Release Date: 05/19/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Millöcker,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Francesco Cilèa,  Amilcare Ponchielli  ... 
    Performer:  Jussi Björling,  Fritz Wunderlich,  Tito Gobbi,  Kirsten Flagstad  ... 
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  • 106.
    Stanford Archive Series Vol 4 / Ernestine Schumann-heink
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 5503 Release Date: 03/03/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Ronald, Landon, Sir,  John Stafford Smith,  Geoffrey O'Hara  ... 
    Performer:  Ernestine Schumann-Heink,  Katherine Hoffmann,  Geraldine Farrar,  Charles Adams Prince
    Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
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  • 107.
    Schubert: Goethe Lieder / Goerne, Haefliger
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 452917 Release Date: 08/12/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Andreas Haefliger,  Matthias Goerne
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  • 108.
    Schnabel Plays Schubert Vol 2
    Label: Pearl   Catalog: 9272 Release Date: 06/17/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Franz Schubert,  Johannes Brahms,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Artur Schnabel,  Therese Behr-Schnabel,  Karl Ulrich Schnabel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pro Arte String Quartet
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  • 109.
    Prima Voce - Schlusnus Sings Schubert Lieder
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7883 Release Date: 02/04/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Heinrich Schlusnus,  Sebastian Peschko,  Franz Rupp
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  • 110.
    Brava, Jessye! - Olympic Edition - The Best Of Jessye Norman
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454693 Release Date: 07/23/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Gustav Mahler,  Mark Watters,  Traditional  ... 
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Irwin Gage,  Geoffrey Parsons,  Phillip Moll
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Bernard Haitink,  Mark Watters,  Raymond Leppard  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 111.
    Kirsten Flagstad Vol 5 - Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Et Al
    Label: Simax   Catalog: 1825 Release Date: 01/01/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert,  Hugo Wolf,  Robert Schumann  ... 
    Performer:  Kirsten Flagstad,  Waldemar Alme
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  • 112.
    Goethe-Lieder / Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Karl Engel
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 389951 Release Date: 08/21/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Duchess of Saxe-Weimar Anna Amalia,  Hugo Wolf,  Franz Schubert,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Karl Engel
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  • 113.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Frida Leider Vol 2
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89098 Release Date: 02/07/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Richard Wagner,  Hugo Wolf,  Franz Schubert,  Robert Schumann
    Performer:  Frida Leider,  Elfriede Marherr-Wagner,  Michael Raucheisen,  Friedrich Schorr  ... 
    Conductor:  Leo Blech
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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  • 114.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Gerhard Hüsch
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89017 Release Date: 02/07/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Hanns Udo Müller,  Gerhard Hüsch,  Gerald Moore
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  • 115.
    Lebendige Vergangenheit - Heinrich Rehkemper
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89058 Release Date: 02/07/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Heinrich Rehkemper,  Manfred Gurlitt,  Waldemar Liachowsky
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  • 116.
    An Die Musik - Favorite Schubert Songs / Bryn Terfel
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 445294 Release Date: 09/20/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Bryn Terfel,  Malcolm Martineau
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  • 117.
    Schubert - Greatest Hits
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 64069 Release Date: 08/09/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Julius Levine,  Joseph Roisman,  Mischa Schneider,  Boris Kroyt  ... 
    Conductor:  Bruno Weil,  George Szell,  Eugene Ormandy,  Milton Katims  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Classical Band,  Budapest String Quartet members,  Artis String Quartet  ... 
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  • 118.
    Heinrich Schlusnus - Liederalbum Vol I
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89205 Release Date: 03/18/1994   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Hans Hermann,  Hugo Wolf,  Julius Hermann Wetzel,  Felix Weingartner  ... 
    Performer:  Franz Rupp,  Heinrich Schlusnus
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  • 119.
    Schubert: Lieder / Tamara Takács, Jénö Jandó
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8550476 Release Date: 02/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Tamara Takács,  Jénö Jandó
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  • 120.
    Brava Jessye! - The Very Best Of Jessye Norman
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 442157 Release Date: 10/12/1993   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Hector Berlioz,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Geoffrey Parsons,  Phillip Moll,  Irwin Gage
    Conductor:  Antal Doráti,  Sir Colin Davis,  Lamberto Gardelli,  Kurt Masur  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 121.
    Prima Voce - Ernestine Schumann-Heink
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7811 Release Date: 12/02/1992   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  James L. Molloy,  Thurlow Weed Lieurance,  Traditional,  Carl Böhm  ... 
    Performer:  Ernestine Schumann-Heink,  Herbert Witherspoon
    Conductor:  Rosario Bourdon
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  • 122.
    Schubert: 22 Lieder / Dietrich Fischer-dieskau, Gerald Moore
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 431085 Release Date: 09/03/1990   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Schubert
    Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau,  Gerald Moore
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Franz Schubert


WORKS
1. Allegro
2. Andante con moto
3. Menuetto (Allegro molto)
4. Allegro vivace
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto
1. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
2. Andante con moto
3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
4. Allegro vivace
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Scherzo
IV. Tema con variazioni
V. Allegro giusto
Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 -"Death and the Maiden" - 1. Allegro
Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 -"Death and the Maiden" - 2. Andante con moto
Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 -"Death and the Maiden" - 3. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Schubert: String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, D.810 -"Death and the Maiden" - 4. Presto
Sonata, Op. posth, D. 960 in B-flat: Molto moderato
Andante sostenuto
Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza
Allegro, ma non troppo
Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo
Adagio
Presto
Allegro
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Der Dichter, als Prolog
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Das Wandern
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Wohin?
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Halt!
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Danksagung an den Bach
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Am Feierabend
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Der Neugierige
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Ungeduld
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Morgengruß
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Des Müllers Blumen
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Tränenregen
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Mein!
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Pause
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Mit dem grünen Lautenbande
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Der Jäger
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Eifersucht und Stolz
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Die liebe Farbe
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Die böse Farbe
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Trockne Blumen
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Der Müller und der Bach
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Des Baches Wiegenlied
Die schöne Müllerin, D. 795 (W. Müller) (1997 Digital Remaster): Epilog
1. Gute Nacht
2. Die Wetterfahne
3. Gefrorne Tränen
4. Erstarrung
5. Der Lindenbaum
6. Wasserflut
7. Auf dem Flusse
8. Rückblick
9. Irrlicht
10. Rast
11. Frühlingstraum
12. Einsamkeit
13. Die Post
14. Der greise Kopf
15. Die Krähe
16. Letzte Hoffnung
17. Im Dorfe
18. Der stürmische Morgen
19. Täuschung
20. Der Wegweiser
21. Das Wirtshaus
22. Mut
23. Die Nebensonnen
24. Der Leiermann