Franz Schubert was an Austrian composer born in 1797 and died in 1828. As you will no doubt know, Schubert died extremely young. However, during his short career, he managed to compose some major works that have made him one of the most important composers of his time.
Franz Schubert first learned to play the violin from his father and then the piano from one of his brothers. But he did not stop there, as the Kapellmeister of the Lichtental church taught him both the organ and singing. He started composing when he was only 13 years old.
Three years later he composed his first symphony in D major. And this was only the beginning, since by the time he died he had composed thousands of works. We owe him numerous piano sonatas as well as other pieces for this instrument. He also made a name for himself in the world of chamber music, vocal music, choral music, sacred music and, finally, composed operas. His music has been used many times in films, including Barry Lyndon, The Pianist, Mortelle randonnée and, more recently, La Tête haute with Catherine Deneuve. It was difficult for us to choose from his many compositions. In the end, we opted for the piano sheet music of Musical Moment No. 3, Trio in E flat, Ave Maria, The Trout of course, Nocturne in E flat (an adagio) and the Serenade. Photo credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 ©Hadi Karimi - Image cropped for format needs