Franz Schubert

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    Franz Schubert

  • Der Erlkönig

    Of the songs, the Goethe setting, "Der Erlkönig", is the most remarkable and most famous.
  • "Der Tod und das Mädchen"

    In 1817 Schubert branched out into piano sonatas and before the end of the year he had also written one of his most famous songs: "Der Tod und das Mädchen",
  • Schubert's disease

    Schubert discovered that he had contracted syphilis. This discovery, and the illness which accompanied its initial onset, forced Schubert to return to the parental home
  • Winterreise

    The twenty-four poems of Winterreise were written in 1821 and 1822 and published in full in 1824. The first twelve poems were published separately in 1823. Schubert made his settings of the poems in 1827
  • Ave Maria

    The Ave Maria was composed in about 1825 by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) when he was twenty-eight years old and filled with devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Beethoven's Death and Commencement of the first songs in Die Winterreise

    Early 1827 was memorable for Schubert's commencement of the first songs in Die Winterreise and for the death of Beethoven. Schubert had visited the fading genius shortly before his death, and was one of the torchbearers in his funeral procession.
  • Complete Edition of his works

    A complete edition of his works appeared for the first time between 1884 and 1897.