Franz Peter Schubert was a prolific composer, whose life journey ended much too early in a Winterreise. He wrote chamber music, orchestral works, secular and sacred choral music, musical comedies and even tried his hand at opera. At the centre of his career were over 600 songs: perfect musical interpretations of the poems he loved. Schubert is referred to as a genius of his time, whose works were often composed out of the public eye.
Was he an introverted artist, a lone wolf, who had to be talked into his first concert by his friends? An airhead, who wore his heart on his sleeve? Or a melancholic plagued by world-weariness? One thing is certain: he was a chorister with the Vienna Boys Choir, and 200 years after his death his successors are throwing their own Schubertiade.