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 passed an audition, Schubert enrolled at the Stadtkonvikt 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 ...
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960 1828 40:27 Keyboard
Fantasia for piano in C major ("Wanderer"), D. 760 (Op. 15) 1822 21:32 Keyboard
Moments musicaux (6) for piano, D. 780 (Op. 94) 1823 28:11 Keyboard
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor ("Death and the Maiden"), D. 810 1824 40:01 Chamber Music
Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944 1825 52:52 Symphony
Impromptus (4) for piano, D. 899 (Op. 90) 1827 26:49 Keyboard
Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759 1822 24:33 Symphony
Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D. 959 1828 39:03 Keyboard
Winterreise, song cycle for voice & piano, D. 911 (Op. 89) 1827 56:50 Vocal Music
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485 1816 27:28 Symphony
Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114) 1819 35:12 Chamber Music
Erlkönig ("Wer reitet so spät"), song for voice & piano, D. 328 (Op. 1) 1815 04:09 Vocal Music
Der Musensohn ("Durch Feld und Wald zu schweifen"), song for voice & piano, D. 764 (Op. 92/1) 1822 02:11 Vocal Music
Piano Trio in B flat major, D. 898 (Op. 99) 1827 36:49 Chamber Music
Quintet for 2 violins, viola & 2 cellos in C major, D. 956 (Op. posth. 163) 1828 51:58 Chamber Music
Ständchen ("Leise flehen meine Lieder"), song for voice & piano (Schwanengesang), D. 957/4 1828 03:52 Vocal Music
Der Tod und das Mädchen ("Vorüber, ach vorüber"), song for voice & piano, D. 531 (Op. 7/3) 1817 03:01 Vocal Music
Gesang ("Was ist Sylvia,..."), song for voice & piano, ("An Sylvia"), D. 891 (Op. 106/4) 1826 02:58 Vocal Music
Heidenröslein ("Sah ein Knab..."), song for voice & piano, D. 257 (Op. 3/3) 1815 01:59 Vocal Music
Gretchen am Spinnrade ("Meine Ruh'..."), song for voice & piano, D. 118 (Op. 2) 1814 03:38 Vocal Music
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