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Visit the house where Schubert died.
It is now a small but very interesting museum. There are some wonderful touching letters written to and from his family in the time that Schubert knew he was dying. Schubert was an admirer of Beethoven. He had visited the great composer on his deathbed, little knowing that within a year he too would be dead. It is certain that he was a torchbearer at Beethoven's funeral
Franz Schubert was born in Vienna in 1797 as the son of an impoverished schoolmaster. His father was his first teacher. In 1808 Schubert was taken into the Imperial chapel as a boy soprano. Schubert learnt music theory from Salieri. In 1815 Schubert wrote 144 songs (including 8 in one day). In total Schubert wrote more than 600 songs.
Schubert abandoned teaching and lived with one or other of his friends. Ill health began to trouble Schubert in 1823. All Schubert's music is tinged with sadness, even the happiest. It is certain that he was a torchbearer at Beethoven's funeral. He had visited the great composer on his deathbed. Schubert died on the 19th of November and was 1828. He was buried (near Beethoven) at Wahring. Both composers were later exhumed and reburied in the Central Graveyard in Vienna.

Address: Kettenbruckengasse
Directions: U Bahn to Kettenbruckengasse and then a short walk.
Phone: +43-1-581 67 30
Website: http://www.wienmuseum.at/

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  • Updated Jan 22, 2006
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