Even though he only lived to the age of 31, he wrote over 1000 pieces! Our first “Schubert Edition” comprehensively covers his vast orchestral, chamber and piano output, containing all the masterworks performed by legendary artists like Claudio Abbado, Wilhelm Kempff, Emil Gilels and many more.
Described by Liszt as 'the most poetic of composers', Schubert became the quintessential composer of the early Romantic period. He composed prolifically, writing music in almost all of the major genres, and his songs set a standard that was unsurpassed for more than a century. His was a short, brilliant life, spent almost entirely in the city of Vienna. His early death, at the age of 31, inspired a welter of sentimental myths. An image of a happy-go-lucky bohemian lingered well into the twentieth century. The truth was darker and more complex.