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1797, Jan 311814-18281828, Nov 19
an Austrian composer. Schubert died before his 32nd birthday, but was extremely prolific during his lifetime. His output consists of over six hundred secular vocal works (mainly Lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and piano music. Appreciation of his music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased significantly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers of the late Classical era and early Romantic era and is one of the most frequently performed composers of the early nineteenth century.
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01/31/1797-Franz Schubert is born
02/28/1819-First public performance of a Franz Schubert song, Schäfers Klagelied 
12/20/1823- Rosamunde, Fürstin von Zypern, a play with music by Franz Schubert, premieres in Vienna
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Helmina von Chezy
...Euryanthe (1823) and the play Rosamunde, for which Franz Schubert composed incidental music. From 1803 to 1807 she...
Matthias Claudius
...Claudius's poem Death and the Maiden was used by composer Franz Schubert in 1817 for one of his most celebrated songs,...
Heinrich Heine
...(art songs) by composers such as Robert Schumann and Franz Schubert. Heine's later verse and prose are distinguished...
Karl Gottfried Ritter von Leitner
...Rosegger. Some of his ballads were set to music by Franz Schubert.
Johann Rudolf Zumsteeg
...ballads. His ballads had a great influence on the young Franz Schubert, who imitated a number of Zumsteeg's as studies...
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Franz Schubert1797, Jan 311814
 
18281828, Nov 19

Jean-Baptiste Davaux1742, Jul 191760
 
18161822, Feb 2
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18191845, Dec 25
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Ludwig van Beethoven1770, Dec1778
 
18261827, Mar 26
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Wenzel Muller1767, Sep 261786
 
18301835, Aug 3
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Ludwig Abeille1761, Feb 201782
 
18321838, Mar 2
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Vincenzo Bellini1801, Nov 31807
 
18351835, Sep 23
 an Italian opera composer. His most celebrated works are the operas La sonnambula and Norma. On a...
Niccolo Paganini17821800
 
18361840
 an Italian violinist, violist, guitarist, and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuos...
Thomas Attwood [1]1765, Nov 231787
 
18381838, Mar 24
 an English composer and organist. His compositions, which show the influence of his teacher Wolfg...
Karol Kurpinski1785, Mar 61797
 
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 a Polish composer, conductor and pedagogue. Kurpinski was one of the most revered composers befor...
Erik Gustaf Geijer1783, Jan 121803
 
18461847, Apr 23
 a Swedish writer, historian, poet, philosopher, and composer. His writings served to promote Swed...
Gaetano Donizetti17971818
 
18461848
 an Italian composer. Along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, Donizetti was a leading ...
Isaac Nathan1791 ca1813
 
18471864, Jan 15
 an Anglo-Australian composer, musicologist, journalist and self-publicist, who ended an eventful ...
Felix Mendelssohn1809, Feb 31818
 
18471847, Nov 4
 a German composer, pianist, organist and conductor of the early Romantic period. He was recognise...
Frederic Chopin1810, Mar 11817
 
18481849, Oct 17
 a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo pian...
Louis Antoine Jullien1812, Apr 231826
 
18521860, Mar 14
 an eccentric French conductor and composer of light music. His fondness for the lighter forms of ...
Giacomo Meyerbeer1791, Sep 51811
 
18611864, May 2
 a German opera composer of Jewish birth who has been described as perhaps the most successful sta...
Gioachino Rossini17921804
 
18641868
 an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some i...
Saverio Mercadante1795, Sep1817
 
18701870, Dec 17
 an Italian composer, particularly of operas. While Mercadante may not have retained the internati...
Franz Liszt1811, Oct 221820
 
18851886, Jul 31
 a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger,...
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