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Great Performances: Now Hear This The Schubert Generation”

Premieres Friday, September 25 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and the PBS Video app

Franz Schubert composed 1,500 works, but his genius wasn’t recognized until after his tragic death at 31. The Vienna native never found success in his hometown, then the world’s musical capital. Host Scott Yoo goes to today’s musical capitals to meet tomorrow’s most promising artists—all of them Schubert’s age during his career—to understand Schubert’s life through some of his greatest music and learn what it takes for a young classical artist to make it in the 21st century.

Places visited: New York City and rural New York; Montreal and rural Quebec; Philadelphia, P.A.

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I'm Scott Yoo, come with me to discover Franz Schubert, one of our most inspirational composers.

His music is quite supernatural.

Schubert was that shift from classical to romantic.

[opera singer begins] Get to know the spirit of his work with a new generation of musicians.

[Music plays] 'The Schubert Generation' on 'Now Hear This' on 'Great Performances.'