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Transcript of Franz Schubert
4th son of a schoolmaster
received a thorough musical education
piano, violin, organ and singing prodigy
won a scholarship that awarded him a spot in the Imperial court's chapel choir. Works Cited http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ro-Sc/Schubert-Franz.html
http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/?fuseaction=composition&composition_id=2871 left the choir at age fifteen when his voice changed
Antonio Salieri, the emperor's music director, heard about Schubert's talents and took him in as a student
influenced by the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig von Beethoven
drew on lyric poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as inspiration for his symphonies
His dying wish was to be buried close to Beethoven. Poor, but Genius
Decided to leave school teaching at 21, ushered in a new wave of creativity in the young composer
Music publishers, were afraid to take a chance on Schubert, whose music was not considered traditional
neglected genius, dies in obscurity Works by Schubert Total of over 1,000 works including:
7 completed symphonies, as well as movements from additional symphonies
Many short dances
30 chamber works
6 choral masses
18 operatic projects Symphony No. 8 in B Minor "Unfinished Symphony" 2 completed movements
Sketches of third movement
Finale drawn from Schubert's music to Rosamunde
Written when he was reaching a musical peak
Given to his friend Anselm Huttenbrenner, who kept the score hidden until 1865 Impacts Schubert could write music in almost any form, and mastered the art of lyrical beauty
His legendary melodies very likely influenced Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms and Hugo Wolf
"Ninth Symphony" paved the way for other great Austrian composers such as Anton Bruckner and Gustav Mahler, who also used his style of rich harmonies. The Trout Quintet, I.Allegro Vivace "Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief." "There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy." Piano Quintet in A major, D.667
aka "The Trout Quintet" composed when Schubert was only 22 years old
not published until one year after his death
leisurely piece of work inspired by Schubert's time in the the countryside