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The Mass in A Flat Major was also completed in this month. At the close of 1822
Schubert contracted a venereal disease, probably syphilis, and the following year
was one of illness and retirement. He continued to write almost incessantly.
Major (1819-22) and Mass in E Flat Major (1828); various other settings of
religious texts; 3 cantatas; Gesang der Geister iiber den Wassern (Song of the
Spirits over the Water) for male voices and strings (1820-21); various songs with
doned for 16 months, during which he expressed his alternate despair and
resignation in the great Fantasy in C Major for piano, drank wildly, sought
consolation with other girls, and even published a bitter, veiled lampoon on Clara
in the ...
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