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The Life of Franz Schubert

The Life of Franz Schubert
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  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108077989

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  • The astonishing creative genius of Franz Schubert (1797–1828) produced an extraordinary quantity of music: song cycles, symphonies, piano and chamber works - all now recognised as masterpieces. Such acclaim did not exist in the years immediately after his death, and it was only later, when the rediscovery of Schubert's music (led by George Grove) was gathering pace, that this work, the first full-length biography of the composer, appeared in 1865. Written by Heinrich Kreissle von Hellborn (1812–69), a Viennese lawyer and member of the city's Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, the work incorporates reminiscences of Schubert's friends as collected by Ferdinand Luib for his prospective biography. This 1869 English translation by Arthur Duke Coleridge, founder of the Bach Choir, contains an appendix by Grove on Schubert's symphonies and his rediscovery in Vienna of several manuscripts as well as the partbooks for Rosamunde. Volume 1 covers the years to 1823. Including Grove's appendix and a list of works, Volume 2 covers Schubert's final period.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108077989
    • length: 688 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 mm
    • weight: 0.88kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. Schubert' family
    2. Schubert leaves the convict
    3. Ballads
    4. 'Jubilee cantata'
    5. Johann Michael Vogel
    6. Schubert as music-teacher
    7. Rossini-worship at Vienna
    8. The musical drama Die Zwillingsbrüder
    9. Schubert's circumstances
    10. Schubert and von Schober in Ochsenburg
    11. The drama Rosamunde. Volume 2:
    12. Schubert's depressed state of mind
    13. Schubert and Vogl's tours through the Salzkammergut
    14. Candidate for the post of Vice-Hofcapellmeister
    15. The Pachler family in Graz
    16. Schubert's powers as a composer in their zenith
    17. Characteristics of Schubert
    18. General survey
    19. Schubert's music becomes gradually known
    20. Conclusion

  • Author

    Heinrich Kreissle von Hellborn

    Editor and Translator

    Arthur D. Coleridge

    Appendix by

    George Grove

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