Franz Schubert [1797-1828]

On this day,

January 31, 1797

Austrian composer of the late Classical & early Romantic eras

Franz Schubert

was born

in the Himmelpfortgrund suburb of Vienna

Despite his short lifetime, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of piano and chamber music.

We listen to

Sinfonie in h-Moll – D 759


Karl Böhm
conducts the
Wiener Philharmoniker

I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto


String Quartet No. 15 in G Major, D. 887, Op. Posth. 161

Kim Kashkashian · Gidon Kremer · Yo-Yo Ma · Daniel Phillips

I. Allegro molto

A sunrise from mt Penteli


Stay Safe!

14 replies »

  1. On January 31st, as we drove around in our car we were listening to the classical music channel on satellite radio. After hearing several pieces in a row by Schubert I realized it must have been his birthday. Of all the main classical music composers, Schubert died the youngest, reaching—coincidental to the date—the age of only 31.

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  2. Beautiful music, Marina, and that sunrise is spectacular! Sad to learn he died so young, but that degree of accomplishment in so short a time is remarkable. Hope all is well! 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

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    • It is truly remarkable what he produced during his brief journey. I thought of this dramatic sunrise when I was writing about him. So happy you liked it! All well, thankfully, as I hope for you too!!! ❤😍😘❤

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  3. Wow! His life was insanely short. Still, he was very accomplished.
    This music is very fancy. I adore it! I listened to both pieces.
    Thank you, Marina!

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