The New Grove Schubert

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1980 - Music - 186 pages
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The New Grove composer biographies have been selected from the dictionary to bring the finest of the biographies to a wider audience. Each has been expanded and updated for book publication and contains a comprehensive work-list, index, and fully revised bibliography, in addition to the definitive view of the subject's life and works.

Maurice J. E. Brown, one of the world's leading authorities on Schubert, completed this fine biography of the composer shortly before his death. He covers every aspect of Schubert's short and tragic life, clearly relating it to the works. He discusses the influence of Schubert's friends and explores the background to the composition of many of his best-known pieces, such as Winterreise. The biography has been brought up to date by Eric Sams, who also contributed the outstanding work-list.

  

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Great overview of Schubert and his works, but badly in need of an update, at least to the bibliography. Read full review

Contents

Background and childhood
1
Beginning of career
7
Growing reputation
16
Vienna friends and patrons 181920
22
Events of 18212
29
Illness
37
Schuberts circle of friends
42
18256 46 9 Period ofWinterreise
54
Posthumous performance
75
Music for the theatre
77
Church and other choral music
82
Songs
86
Song cycles
93
Mature instrumental music
98
Worklist
106
Bibliography
166

The last year
61
Posthumous publication
72

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