Franz Schubert

1797 (Vienna) – 1828 (Vienna)

Schubert studied under Salieri in Vienna. He met the poet Mayrhofer aged 17, forming a close friendship despite their utterly different characters. Weber and Beethoven were passing acquaintances, though Beethoven acknowledged Schubert’s genius. Bauernfeld was Schubert’s close friend for the last 4 years of his short life, providing words for his music and translating ‘Who Is Sylvia.’ Bruchmann was also among his inner circle, using his house for Schubertianas, and being arrested with Schubert and Senn by police hunting subversives.