The Unknown Schubert

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Barbara M. Reul, Lorraine Byrne Bodley
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jan 1, 2008 - Music - 263 pages
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Franz Schubert (1797-1828) is now rightly recognized as one of the greatest and most original composers of the nineteenth century. Schubert steadily graced Viennese musical life with his songs, piano music and chamber compositions. Throughout his career he experimented constantly with technique and in his final years began experiments with form. The resultant fascinating works were never performed in his lifetime, and only in recent years have the nature of his experiments found scholarly favor. In The Unknown Schubert contributors explore Schubert's radical modernity from a number of perspectives by examining both popular and neglected works. Chapters by renowned scholars describe the historical context of his work, its relation to the dominant artistic discourses of the early nineteenth century, and Schubert's role in the paradigmatic shift to a new perception of song.
  

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Contents

Disorder reality and the power of imagination
25
Musical representation of concepts in Schuberts settings
43
Schuberts smaller sacred works
59
Franz Schubert and Viennese popular comedy
83
Claudine von Villa Bella
119
The Beethoven allusions in Aufdem Strom D 943
137
Hypermeter phrase length and temporal disjuncture
157
the Piano Sonata in D major D 850
177
thoughts prompted
201
Revisiting Schuberts Czech connections
219
Late style and the paradoxical poetics of
233
Afterword
251
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About the author (2008)

Lorraine Byrne Bodley is a Lecturer at the Department of Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth. Barbara M. Reul is Associate Professor of Musicology at Luther College, University of Regina, Canada.

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