Ständchen (Serenade) – Schubert (1828)
Franz Schubert was born in Lichtenthal, near Vienna on January 31, 1797. He was the 12th of the 14 children of his parents.
His musical formation began when he was 5 years old. His father teach him alto while his brother Ignaz teach him piano.
In 1812, he became the student of Antonio Salieri, he will stay grateful to him his whole life. In 1813, greatly influenced by Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and mostly Ludwig van Beethoven, he composed his first symphony.
Schubert spent the main part of his short life in Vienna. He was a forever unsatisfied person. It’s probably what led him in his research of great quality in musical composition.
In 1822-23, Schubert got the syphilis, and his health never stopped getting worse. From his despair, he composed a music which never stopped getting deeper and full of great feelings.
He died from typhus on november 19, 1828, when he was only 31 years old. Only one year and a half after Ludwig van Beethoven for who he felt respect and a huge admiration.