Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Nationality

Austrian

Famous Works Involving Orchestra

9 symphonies, Ave Maria

Fun Facts

  • Schubert attended law school while composing his 5th This piece would later inspire him to drop out of law school and pursue music full-time.
  • He was a huge fan of Mozart!
  • Schubert was only 5-feet tall and a little overweight. This earned him the German nickname “Schwammerl,” which means little mushroom.

Get to know Schubert in this video by Columbus Symphony Cellist Yoni Draiblate!

Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Schubert’s Music

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