I’m always going through musical phases, Miles Davis, Country Music, Frank Zappa…
Just now I’m entering into a phase of Franz Schubert. His life story is fascinating, you could read about it at this wikipedia entry. Basically he died at the age of 31, and only about 100 of his compositions at that point had been published. Meanwhile, he was a big creative force that produced a lot of music — here’s a list of the works. Impressive, or what.
I’m using emusic to purchase and download Schubert music, by the way —
trying to collect all his piano pieces and listen to them at work with my iPod. That’s the initial plan. More about his music later.