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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.
Robert Schumann discovered the Great Symphony in a chest after Schubert’s death. “The riches that lay here made me tremble with excitement,” he enthused. The symphony “transports us into a world where I cannot recall ever having been before,” said Schumann.
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