Franz Schubert (1797-1828) is an Austrian composer of the Early Romanticism. For posterity, he stood for a long time in the shadow of Beethoven whom he deeply admired and in whose Viennese neighbourhood he lived for a time. Still both composers never met each other.
There are legendary recordings of various Schubert songs from the 1960s with Fritz Wunderlich (tenor) and Hubert Giesen (piano).
During Schubert’s lifetime, the Schubertiads were, by the way, much-acclaimed house concerts in Vienna, in which his works (above all his songs) were performed, with Schubert himself at the piano. Today, the term Schubertiade often refers to a concert series or music festival.