The Cambridge Companion to Schubert

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Christopher H. Gibbs
Cambridge University Press, Apr 17, 1997 - Music - 340 pages
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This Companion to Schubert examines the career, music, and reception of one of the most popular yet misunderstood and elusive composers. Sixteen chapters by leading Schubert scholars make up three parts. The first seeks to situate the social, cultural, and musical climate in which Schubert lived and worked, the second surveys the scope of his musical achievement, and the third charts the course of his reception from the perceptions of his contemporaries to the assessments of posterity. Myths and legends about Schubert the man are explored critically and the full range of his musical accomplishment is examined.
 

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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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