Biography of Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Portrait of Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder (1875)
Portrait of Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder (1875)
31.01.1797
Born in Vienna Liechtenthal, Nußdorfer Street 54, the twelth of fourteen children (the fourth son)
1807
First lessons from father and older brothers, afterwards from Michael Hölzer
1808
Choirboy at the court and pupil of the Academic secondary school and until 1813 music lessons from Wenzel Ruzicka, first compositions.
01.05.1810
First dated composition
1812
Until 1816 or 1817 lessons from Antonio Salieri. Year of death of Schuberts mother.
1813
His father marries again, from this second wife, Schubert gets five mor half siblings. In the same year Schubert returns to live with his parents.
1814
Unloved job being assistant schoolmaster at the school of his father
1816
Moves from the house of his parents to the flat of his friend Schober
17.06.1816
First commissioned compositione: a cantata for the name day of the client for 100 gulden.
1818
Abandonment of his job at school to spend his time only on music. Piano teacher of the Esterhazy family in Zelesz. Quarrel with his father due to the end of his work as a teacher.
1821
First Schubertiade (This circle of friends consisted of several poets, painters and musicians, among them Lachner)
1823
Schubert falls ill with syphilis. Origination of the cycle of songs Die schöne Müllerin and meeting with Carl Maria von Weber.
1824
Second stay in Zelesz. Composition of the variations about Trockne Blumen for flute and piano, published posthumous and of the Sonata for Arpeggione and piano, today available in an edition for flute.
1827
Visits dying Beethovens together with two friends
1828
Move to his brother Ferdinand.
26.03.1828
Only public concert at the Wiener Musikverein
19.11.1828
Dead of the composer in consequence of a sickness of typhus and is burried near Beethoven on the Währinger Friedhof.
1839
Schumann effected the first performance of the C major symphony in Leipzig
1888
Translation of his bones to the honorary grove of the central cemetary.
1908
The city of Vienna buys his house of birth to maintain it for future generations.

Sheet music for flute:

Introduktion und Variationen op. 160 (e-moll)
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(flute, piano)
Edition Peters, EP 156 c
Rating: difficult
  1. Introduktion (Andante)
  2. Thema (Andantino)
  3. Var. 1-7
Dedicated to the flutist Ferdinand Bogner two months after completion of the cycle of songs, of whicht the third hindmost song is varied, in january 1824.


Menuet and Trio op. 78 (B-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(4 flutes)
Rubank Inc., HL04479510
Rating: very easy
  1. Tempo di Minuetto
Parts and score


Sonate "Arpeggione" (a-moll) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 22630
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegretto
The premiere was played by Vinzenz Schuster in 1824. The Arpeggione was something between cello and guitar. Hold like an guitar and played with a bow but with frets. This edition for flute was done by Peter-Lukas Graf.


Variationen über Trockne Blumen op. 160 (e-moll)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: very difficult
  1. Introduktion (Andante)
  2. Thema (Andantino)
  3. 7 Variationen
Urtext edition including the cancelled version of variation 5.


CDs with/from Franz Schubert

Eric Le Sage, Emmanuel Pahud
jpc
    Ludwig van Beethoven: Serenade op. 41:
  1. Entrata - Allegro (03:16:00)
  2. Tempo ordinario d'un Menuetto (05:09:00)
  3. Allegro molto (02:04:00)
  4. Andante con variatzioni (06:21:00)
  5. Allegro scherzando e vivace (01:52:00)
  6. Adagio (01:37:00)
  7. Allegro vivace e desinvolto (03:31:00)
  8. Franz Schubert: Introduktion et Varations D. 802:
  9. Introduktion (02:46:00)
  10. Thema (01:55:00)
  11. Variation I (01:38:00)
  12. Variation II (01:43:00)
  13. Variation III (02:16:00)
  14. Variation IV (01:38:00)
  15. Variation V (01:59:00)
  16. Variation VI (03:02:00)
  17. Variation VII (03:01:00)
  18. Allegro (02:18:00)
  19. Romanza larghetto (01:24:00)
  20. Rondo Amabile (02:19:00)
  21. Carattere Espagnolo - Moderato (02:27:00)
  22. Adagio (01:21:00)
  23. Rondo, air Polonais - Allegro (01:49:00)
  24. Air Russe - Allegro moderato (02:08:00)
  25. Presto (02:43:00)
  26. Moderato (02:27:00)
  27. Rondo vivace (01:47:00)
  28. Thema dell'opera Silvana Andante con moto (03:30:00)
  29. Finale Siciliano - Allegretto (00:00:02)
  30. Alelgro con fuoco (02:49:00)
  31. Largo (04:35:00)
Wolfgang Schulz, Stefan Vladar
jpc
  1. Franz Schubert: Introduktion und Variationen über "Trockene Blumen" D 802 Op. Posth. 160 (19:32:00)
  2. Carl Czerny: Introduktion, Variationen und Finale in C-Dur Op. 80 (14:36:00)
  3. Friedrich Kuhlau: Introduktion und Variationen Op. 63 (11:53:00)
William Bennett, Simon Wynberg
    Astor Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango:
  1. Nightclub 1960 (05:36:00)
  2. Cafe 1930 (06:27:00)
  3. Bordel 1900 (03:35:00)
  4. Concert d'Aujourd'hui (03:01:00)
  5. Joaquin Rodrigo: Serenata al Alba del Dia:
  6. Andante moderato (02:57:00)
  7. Allegro (01:37:00)
  8. Franz Schubert: Originaltänze (aus D.365) (09:42:00)
  9. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonatina op. 205:
  10. Allegretto grazioso (00:00:04)
  11. Tempo die Siciliana (Andantino grazioso e malincolico) (04:03:00)
  12. Scherzo - Rondo (Allegretto con spirito) (04:25:00)
  13. Francis Poulenc: Mouvements Perpetuels:
  14. Assez modere (01:36:00)
  15. Tres modere (01:59:00)
  16. Alerte (03:40:00)
  17. Béla Bartók: Roumanian Folk Dances:
  18. Jocul cu bata (01:25:00)
  19. Braul (00:34:00)
  20. Pe loc (01:09:00)
  21. Buciumeana (01:38:00)
  22. Poarga romaneasca (00:39:00)
  23. Manuntelul (00:58:00)

Literature von/über Franz Schubert

Last edit 02.11.2013