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Schubert by Gabor Melegh 1827
Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, seven completed symphonies, the famous "Unfinished Symphony", liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his genius for original melodic and harmonic writing.
Schubert by Leopold Kupelweiser, 1813
While Schubert had a close circle of friends and associates who admired his work (including his teacher Antonio Salieri, and the prominent singer Johann Michael Vogl), wider appreciation of his music during his lifetime was limited at best. He was never able to secure adequate permanent employment, and for most of his career he relied on the support of friends and family. Interest in Schubert's work increased dramatically following his death.
Schubert by Leopold Kupelweiser, 1821
Because of his very short life, one may assume that there were few portraits painted of Schubert. However, Schubert was a very popular musician, and it is likely that he was widely painted. It is very likely that more portraits of this great musician will surface over time.
Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder 1825
Schubert by Wilhelm August Rieder
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