Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert
Born: 1797
Died: 1828

Schubert was not the first of the Romantics but he was, as one writer put it, 'the first lyric poet of music'. The ideas came tumbling out like water from a spring. His gift for melody has, quite probably, never been equalled.

Explore Schubert's life and music...

The 50 greatest Schubert recordings

The Gramophone guide to the finest Schubert recordings available... Read more

The complete guide to Franz Schubert, part one: the symphonies

In the first of a three-part series, Michael Quinn talks about Schubert's symphonies to conductors, Sir Colin Davis, Roger Norrington and Frans Briiggen and Schubert scholar Brian Newbould... Read the article

The complete guide to Franz Schubert, part two: piano and chamber music

In the second of a three-part series, Harriet Smith talks about Schubert's piano and chamber music with pianists Imogen Cooper, András Schiff and Mitsuko Uchida and string-players Christophe Coin and Thomas Kakuska... Read the article

The complete guide to Franz Schubert, part three: vocal music

In the last of a three-part series, Hilary Finch talks about Schubert's vocal music with singers Brigitte Fassbaender, Christa Ludwig, Ian Bostridge and David Wilson-Johnson and pianists Graham Johnson and David Owen Norris... Read the article

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Schubert's Winterreise

Few singers had such an intense relationship with a piece of music as the German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau had with Schubert’s Winterreise... Read more

In search of the Miller Maid

Robert Murray explores his long and intense relationship with Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin... Read more

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