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.

  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! 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗

    • 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!!! ❤😍😘❤

  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!

    • Insanely short indeed!
      I’m so glad you enjoyed those pieces. He’s written so much great work.
      A big big hug your way!!!

      • So much music I never listened to in my life. Well, I’m catching up now, thanks to you & Socrates!
        Kiss you’s!

        • Awwww…. I’m so happy! Music is my life and even more so Oannes’ and sharing it with good friends is such a pleasure.
          Mouah – that’s a big one just for you!

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