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Franz Schubert
(1797 - 1828)

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1797 Born 31 January in a suburb of Vienna; the son of a teacher and choirmaster
1808 Joins Imperial Boys Choir
1811 Makes first attempts at composition
1812 Studies with the Vienna court composer Antonio Salieri
1814 Joins his father as a schoolmaster while beginning to compose seriously
1816 Abandons school teaching for a musical career
1819 Tours Upper Austria with the singer Johann Vogl, who inspired many of his songs
1825 Joins committee of the prestigious Viennese music institution Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
1827 Torch bearer at Beethoven's funeral
1828 One of his few successful public concerts. Dies in Vienna on 19 November
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