Music Masters: The Story of Schubert
The Music Masters series presents the lives and music of the world's great composers in an exciting, easy-to-follow format. A narrator discusses the composer's life, and specieally selected music is played--an interesting, informative way to learn more about the giants of classical music.
From the back of the CD:
THE STORY OF SCHUBERT (1797-1828)
DID YOU KNOW. . .
Schubert was the greatest composer of German art songs, writing over 600, sometimes several in a single day.
His idol was Beethoven, but his own music was very different.
Schubert never found employment and got by only with help from friends who understood his genius.
Most of his music remained in manuscript until after his death. His greatest works were never played in his lifetime.
Narrated by Arthur Hannes
Special bonus: Following the story of the life and music of Schubert, you will hear an additional bonus of the complete Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major.
Total playing time--67:59 Minutes