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Schubert, Franz Peter

Born: 1797 AD
Died: 1828 AD, at 31 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Composers


1797 - Franz Peter Schubert, born on the 31st of January in Vienna, Austria. He was an Austrian composer.

1808 - He was received as a pupil at the Stadtkonvikt (Imperial religious boarding school) through a choir scholarship.

1813 - Left the Stadtkonvikt and entered his father's school as teacher of the lowest class.

1821 - He set himself on a course which for nearly three years brought him continuous mortification and disappointment.

1822 - Made the acquaintance both of Weber and of Beethoven, but little came of it in either case, though Beethoven cordially acknowledged his genius, the quote attributed to Beethoven being.

1823 - Appeared his first song cycle, Die schöne Müllerin (D.795), after poems by Wilhelm Müller.

1824 - He wrote the Octet in F (D.803), "A Sketch for a Grand Symphony"; and in the summer went back to Želiezovce, when he became attracted by Hungarian idiom.

1826 - 1828 - Resided continuously in Vienna, except for a brief visit to Graz.

1826 - He dedicated a symphony to the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde and received an honorarium in return.

1827 - Wrote the song cycle Winterreise (D.911), a colossal peak of the art of art-song, the Fantasia for piano and violin in C (D.934), and the two piano trios (B flat, D.898; and E flat, D.929): in 1828 the Song of Miriam, the Mass in E-flat (D.950), the Tantum Ergo (D.962) in the same key, the String Quintet in C (D.956), the second Benedictus to the Mass in C, the last three piano sonatas.

1828 - In Spring, he gave, for the first and only time in his career, a public concert of his own works which was very well received.

       - Died on the 19th of November at the age of 31.


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