An entertaining introduction to the life and work of famed composer Franz Schubert, including an informative outline of his key compositions. Musical excerpts are performed by the Elysian Ensemble.
Roundly considered the world's premier songwriter, 19th century composer Franz Schubert created almost 200 tunes, three masses, three symphonies -- as well as piano and chamber music -- prior to turning 19. Viewers of this installment of "The Famous Composers Series" see that Schubert, who died at the age of 31, relied primarily on the support of friends to complete his music. And instead of performing his works in concert, Schubert reserved them for intimate gatherings.