15. Schubert - Schubert (1797-1828) The last of the...

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Schubert (1797-1828)
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The last of the Viennese composers born in the eighteenth century was Franz Schubert, the only one who was actually a native of Vienna .
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He was trained at the cathedral choir school, where after dinner he would join the school orchestra as a violinist, reading Mozart and Haydn and early Beethoven.
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For a short time Schubert worked as a school teacher, following in his father's footsteps, but soon abandoned the Profession for full-time composition .
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He was the first Viennese composer whose income came entirely from musical composition . " I have come to this world for no other purpose but to compose." He often slept at friend's apartments because he didn't have the money to rent his own.
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Unlike Beethoven, Schubert did not mingle with the aristocracy. At the age of 25, Schubert contracted a venereal disease, becoming moody and prone to depression.
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"Think of a man whose brightest hopes have come to nothing, to whom love and friendship are but torture".
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15. Schubert - Schubert (1797-1828) The last of the...

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