Music: Schubert's Desk

When Austrian Composer Franz Peter Schubert died in 1828, it was at the house of his favorite brother, Ferdinand. Affectionate, sociable, improvident, Franz Peter found his life, liberty and pursuit of happiness in the composition of music. Unmarried, and with no house of his own, he lived throughout his working life in lodgings or with friends. At his death, his principal personal effects (inherited by Brother Ferdinand) consisted of one writing desk and, within it, an enormous mass of manuscript music.

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