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Franz Schubert

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The son of a teacher, he demonstrated an astonishing childhood ability for music, learning to perform the organ, violin, piano, and developing harmony and singing, at the same time as a choir member in the imperial court church, writing with Salieri. By 1814 he had formed piano pieces songs of Metastasio and Schiller, series quartets, his first sonata and a three act opus. Even though his family said that he was taught by his father, he continued to create effectively. His enormous productivity of 1814 to 1815 features Erlkönig and Gretchen am Spinnrade, both well-known for their transcript-painting, between frequent songs, as well as two more sonatas, four stage works and three masses. From this epoch he got pleasure from the company of some friends, in particular the law student Franz von Schober, the lyricist Johann Mayrhofer and Josef von Spaun. 

More melodies revealed, features Die Forelle and Der Wanderer, and instrumental symphonies, for example Rossinian overtures, some melodic, the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies and piano sonatas, began to demonstrate amplified harmonic delicacy. He worked temporarily as a music professor to the Esterházy family, discovering better approval composing songs, dramatic music and chamber music.

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