The Double Life of Franz Schubert: An Exploration of His Life and Work (1997)

Genres - Music  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Music History  |   Run Time - 50 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Like Tchaikovsky and other classical geniuses, Franz Schubert buried a dark and somewhat disturbing lifestyle beneath a myriad of extraordinary musical accomplishments. A notorious rake, Schubert contracted such a severe case of syphilis that he endured a forced hospitalization, yet his difficult recuperation and physical suffering reportedly inspired some of his most glorious works. The documentary The Double Life of Franz Schubert: An Exploration of His Life and Work unflinchingly hones in on this period of development and growth in Schubert's life.