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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.
Schubert made no secret of the fact that he was absolutely in love with Mozart’s music. "O Mozart! immortal Mozart!” he wrote, “what countless impressions of a brighter, better life hast thou stamped upon our souls!”
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