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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.
Being only five foot one tall, Schubert’s diminutive frame – added to his rather plump body – earned him the nickname ‘Schwammerl’ (little mushroom).
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