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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.
Appreciation of Schubert’s music increased significantly in the decades following his death. Liszt, Schumann, Brahms and Mendelssohn all championed his works. Today, he is one of the world’s most frequently performed composers.
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