Music: Schubert Ecstasy

On Nov. 19, 1828, Franz Schubert died. He was one of 14 children of a schoolmaster and a cook. He himself had tried to be a schoolmaster but teaching tormented him and instead he scribbled music. When he died, at 31, he left some 600 songs, 6 masses, 2 sacred cantatas, 24 piano sonatas, 20 string quartets, 18 dramatic works, 10 symphonies and personal effects valued at $10. Last week, under the leadership of the Columbia Phonograph Co., Europe and the U.S. celebrated the Centennial of his death.

¶ In Vienna, a little room in an upholsterer's house was...

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