Franz Peter Schubert - Life and Music

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For a long time, and indeed in his own lifetime, Franz Peter Schubert was the epitome of the unappreciated, unrecognized genius. His music was treasured by a group of friends and connoiseurs, who would gather together for private performances, but most of it had to wait after his untimely death to be rediscovered and finally published.

Only since the middle of the 20th century has Schubert managed to shake free of the popular image of impoverished Bohemian and eternal youth to find rehabilitation as a tragic poet, becoming one of the best-loved figures in the history of music. In contrast to the all-overshadowing Beethoven, Schubert does not intimidate, but he certainly does impress! His music is no less divine. His outpourings heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time.

''I am composing like a God, as if it simply had to be done as it has been done''
Quote by Franz Schubert

So who was this short-built, short-sighted, and short-lived wanderer who went by the name Franz Peter Schubert? Find out in Schubert's biography and enjoy the music presented on this website.

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