Franz Schubert - 'Opprobrious language'
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Composers in the clink: Classical music breaking the law!
6. Franz Schubert - 'Opprobrious language'
Franz Schubert was, along with four friends, arrested by a suspicious Viennese police force who were on the look-out for any boisterous gatherings of young people. Apparently, Schubert's gang was exactly that, and he was reprimanded for his use of insulting language to to the coppers.