Franz SchubertSchubert and dog

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Franz Peter Schubert, born 31 January 1797, died 19 November 1828 aged 31.

Overview of Schubert - Life and Times

Schubert Year by Year - 1808-1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828.

These year by year reviews, by Arnold Howarth, are not intended to be a full biography, but a brief narrative placing the music that Schubert wrote in the broader context of the main events in his life.  

Standard reference material has been used in preparing the notes, especially the recent Schubert biographies by John Reed (Schubert: the Final Years), Brian Newbould (Schubert, the Music and the Man), and Elizabeth Norman McKay (Schubert: a Biography). Views expressed in the notes should not necessarily be assumed to be the views of these authors; and, of course, authorities do not always themselves agree. 

Articles © Arnold Howarth, The Schubert Institute (UK), 2002