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The Life of Franz Schubert

Volume 1


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Music

  • Date Published: October 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108077965

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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 charts Schubert's life up to the composition of Rosamunde in 1823.

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    • Date Published: October 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108077965
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.43kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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.

  • Author

    Heinrich Kreissle von Hellborn

    Editor and Translator

    Arthur D. Coleridge

    Appendix by

    George Grove

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