Interesting facts about Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert is a genius composer originally from Austria. His extraordinary talent won him immortal fame, and the name of Schubert will always remain in the history of music. Despite the fact that he composed his creations several centuries ago, they still have not lost their relevance and, most likely, this popularity will be preserved forever.

Schubert wrote about six hundred vocal compositions, and this despite the fact that the brilliant composer had left his life very young, at the age of thirty-one. If he lived longer, we, no doubt, could enjoy an even greater number of his works.

A large part of the works written by Schubert was published many years after his death, at the end of the 19th century.

The only concert that consisted of the performance of Schubert’s works, which took place during the composer’s lifetime, took place in 1828 in the Austrian capital. He went quietly, without coverage in the press, since at the same time in Vienna, Paganini spoke, who collected 807 times more money for his performances.

With money from the above concert, Schubert bought himself a grand piano.

During the funeral of another brilliant composer, Beethoven, Schubert was among the people who carried his coffin.

Schubert led an extremely poor life, often he did not have enough money even for musical notes.

The famous sixth symphony of Schubert was rejected at the time by both the London Philharmonic and the Paris Symphony Orchestra.

The famous poet Goethe was the idol of Schubert. Schubert repeatedly made attempts to meet him personally, but they were unsuccessful.

Schubert’s most famous work, The Big C major symphony, was discovered by chance ten years after his death.

Young Schubert left school to devote his life to music.

In total for his short life Franz Schubert composed more than a thousand different works.

By the age of nineteen, Schubert had composed more than a quarter of a thousand songs.

Schubert asked after his death to bury him next to Beethoven, but due to lack of finance this request was not granted. Nevertheless, after many years his last wish was fulfilled – the burial was postponed, and now Schubert and Beethoven are resting side by side.