Genius and torchbearer
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Schubert: 20 facts about the great composer
18. Genius and torchbearer
On his deathbed, the mighty Ludwig van Beethoven is said to have looked at some of Schubert's works and exclaimed, "Truly, the spark of divine genius resides in this Schubert!" In March 1827 Schubert was one of the torchbearers at Beethoven’s funeral.