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The World's Greatest Music
In celebration of Father's Day, we're taking a look at famous father figures in the world of classical music. While many parents were supportive teachers, not all the great composers' fathers were all that keen on their choice of profession...
Franz Theodor, not to be confused with his son Franz Peter, wasn't an accomplished musician. He was, however, a well-respected schoolmaster, and taught his son at his school in Vienna. Franz the elder taught the young composer the basics of the violin, while he learned the piano from his brother, but by the age of seven, Schubert needed more comprehensive musical instruction, so learned from the local organist, Michael Holzer.
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