Jane Jones choses a featured work that unites two of Schubert's extraordinary talents.
Franz Schubert Guides
Ave Maria, the Octet, the Impromptus… just a few of Schubert's trailblazing work, but what was the great Austrian composer really like? In our Fast And Friendly Guide, we set his biography to a humorous, animated video that gets you the ultimate facts. And fast.
From his beginnings as a chorister in Vienna, to the patronage of Salieri, to his career as a teacher and his prolific musical outpt, we trace the life of one of the world's greatest composers.
Join Classic FM's John Brunning to learn a little more about the man his friends called 'Schwammerl' (little mushroom') in Classic FM's Fast And Friendly Guide.
Schubert: Fast And Friendly Guide
During a career lasting less than 20 years, Franz Schubert (1797-1828) produced a torrent of work, including operas and symphonies; 600 songs; overtures and masses; string quartets, quintets and an octet; 20 piano sonatas; and some 50 choral works. Here are 20 essential facts about the great man.
How tall was Mozart? And who's the shortest composer? Find out with our composer heights infographic!
Classic FM considers the finest recordings of Franz Schubert's symphony and chooses one as the essential disc for your ultimate CD collection.
Classic FM considers the finest recordings of Franz Schubert's quintet and chooses one as the essential disc for your ultimate CD collection
Adored yet ignored - discover the story of Austrian composer Franz Schubert.
Franz Schubert was an awesome yet unflashy creative talent, largely ignored during his all-too-brief lifetime.