He died three years later, in 1827.
In 1827, at age 30, Franz Schubert composed Winterreise.
He died a year later.
Hans Hotter first recorded the songs at age 34 (in 1943).
In 1943, at age 17, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau gave his first public performance.
He sang Schubert's Winterreise.
Five years later, he recorded the songs for the first time.
Fischer-Dieskau championed the songs throughout his career, recording them close to a dozen times.
Now 80, he acknowledges "the young Hotter" as a personal favorite.
Among the more contemporary performers, Matthias Goerne tackled Winterreise when he, too, was barely 30.
Is there a Winterreise for our time? Wer ist Müller? Wer ist Schubert? We thirty-somethings wait anxiously...