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Franz Peter Schubert , 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828 was an Austrian composer.

In a short lifespan of less than 32 years, Schubert was a prolific composer, writing some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies (including the famous "Unfinished Symphony"),liturgical music, operas, some incidental music and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. Appreciation of Schubert's music during his lifetime was limited, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Franz Liszt, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Felix Mendelssohn, among others, discovered and championed his works in the 19th century. Today, Schubert is seen as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers. more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franz_Schubert

 

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1. Oil painting of Franz Schubert, 1875, Wilhelm August Rieber. 2. Vienna, Austria: Franz Schubert's birthplace, Nussdorfer Strasse 57, 2003, Andreas Praefcke 3. Interior of Schubert-Haus Museum, Nussdorfer Strasse 54, Vienna,1914, Luedwig Grillich 4. Franz Schubert's first tomb at Währing, 2012, HeinzLW  5. Oil painting of Franz Schubert 1827, Attributed to Anton Depauly, previously thought to be Joseph Mähler

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