January 31, 1797; he was the 12th son of Franz Theodor Florian Schubert and Elisabet Katherina Vietz. His father was a schoolmaster.
Himmelpfortgrund, near Vienna, Austria
November 19, 1828 in Vienna due to typhus; he was buried at the Wahring cemetery.
Also Known As:
His full name was Franz Peter Schubert, also known as the "Master of Song" because he wrote more than 600 songs.
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Schubert had a very fruitful career as a composer. He composed songs, symphonies, masses and quartets. He is known as the earliest master of the art song.
His father taught him how to play the violin; he also played the piano and viola. He studied counterpoint, keyboard playing and singing with Michael Holzen. He also studied with the Italian composer Antonio Salieri.
Schubert wrote hundreds of musical pieces, some of his well known works are: "Serenade," "Ave Maria," "Who is Sylvia?," "C Major Symphony," "Unfinished Symphony," "Die schone Mullerin," "Winterreise," "Death and the Maiden," "Die Forelle" and "The ErlKing,"
Schubert lived a very colorful life. He used to be a choirboy, but in 1812 his voice cracked, thus ending his career in singing. In 1814, he was accepted as a teacher in his fathers' school; he taught children in the primary level. Also, during Beethoven's funeral, Schubert was one of the torch bearers. It has been mentioned that he loved poetry.