The Cambridge Companion to Schubert

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Christopher H. Gibbs
Cambridge University Press, Apr 17, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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This volume explores the culture in which the composer Franz Schubert (1797SH1828) lived and worked, and provides a basic outline of his life examined in relation to the most persistent myths and legends. Schubert's music is then explored according to genre, a chapter on his songs, another on his symphonies, and so forth. The final section looks at the reception of Schubert's music, primarily during the nineteenth century, and considers the performance tradition of his music.
  

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Contents

Realism transformed Franz Schubert and Vienna
13
Poor Schubert images and legends of the composer
34
The Passion for friendship music cultivation and identity in Schuberts circle
54
Schuberts inflections of Classical form
70
Schubert and his poets issues and conundrums
97
Schuberts songs the transformation of a genre
119
Schuberts piano music probing the human condition
153
Schuberts chamber music before and after Beethoven
172
Schuberts religious and choral music toward a statement of faith
205
Schuberts operas the judgment of history?
222
German reception Schuberts journey to immortality
239
Schuberts reception history in nineteenthcentury England
252
Schuberts reception in France a chronology 18281928
261
Franz Schuberts music in performance a brief history of people events and issues
268
Notes
282
Index
327

Schuberts orchestral music strivings after the highest in art
191

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About the author (1997)

Christopher H. Gibbs is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music at Bard College and Artistic Co-Director of the Bard Music Festival. He is the author of "The Life of Schubert" and the editor of "The Cambridge Companion to Schubert." Dana Gooley is Assistant Professor of Music History at Case Western Reserve University and the author of "The Virtuoso Liszt.

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