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The World's Greatest Music
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’s Unfinished Symphony only came to light more than three decades after the composer’s death when an old man claimed he had a work that Schubert had sent him 43 years earlier. Some believe the symphony’s missing fourth movement is actually the Entr’acte from Schubert’s incidental music to the play, Rosamunde.
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