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Franz Peter Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (Composer)

Born: 31st January 1797, Himmelpfortgrung

Died: 19th November 1828, Vienna

Nationality: Austrian

Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music. His major works include the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout Quintet), the Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (Unfinished Symphony), the ”Great” Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, the String Quintet (D. 956), the three last piano sonatas (D. 958–960), the opera Fierrabras (D. 796), the incidental music to the play Rosamunde (D. 797), and the song cycles Die schöne Müllerin (D. 795) and Winterreise (D. 911).

Further Reading: Schubert

 Interview, Joyce DiDonato on Winterreise

The American mezzo talks to Katherine about her new recording with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, which approaches Schubert's great song-cycle from the perspective of the woman whom the narrator leaves behind...

 Interview, Duo Pleyel on Schubert

David talks to husband-and-wife piano duo Richard Egarr and Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya about their latest album Lebensstürme, out now on Linn.

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