An Austrian composer of Classical Music. Born in 1797, Schubert had early exposure to music thanks to his family and eventually his talent caught the eye of Antonio Salieri (who was best remembered as Mozart's arch-enemy due to media's mispresentation). An extremely prolific worker despite his short life (he died at the age of 31), Schubert's talent was admired by his friends, who often gathered to listen to his works in the so-called Schubertiad, but he did not achieve significant recognition until after his death. Ludwig Van Beethoven was his idol, and Schubert was a torchbearer in the master's funeral.

Schubert is best known for his songs (also known as Lieder), especially "Ave Maria" and "Serenade".

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