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David

Darling

Schubert, Franz Peter (1797–1828)

Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert, the son of a Viennese schoolteacher, was a prolific composer during his brief life, writing nine symphonies, much chamber and piano music, and an incomparable number of more than 600 songs. He gained little public recognition during his lifetime – his C Major Symphony was not performed until ten years after his death – and his last years were spent in Vienna, often in real poverty.