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The Cambridge Companion to Schubert : Cambridge Companions to Music - Christopher H. Gibbs

The Cambridge Companion to Schubert

Cambridge Companions to Music

By: Christopher H. Gibbs (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th June 1997
ISBN: 9780521484244
Number Of Pages: 356

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This volume explores the culture in which the composer Franz Schubert (1797SH1828) lived and worked, and provides a basic outline of his life examined in relation to the most persistent myths and legends. Schubert's music is then explored according to genre, a chapter on his songs, another on his symphonies, and so forth. The final section looks at the reception of Schubert's music, primarily during the nineteenth century, and considers the performance tradition of his music.

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'... it was a pleasure to encounter The Cambridge Companion to Schubert which featured analytical essays on each facet of the composer and his music ... It is books like this one that allow readers of today to know Schubert better than those of his own era.' Scenaria 'Like its siblings in this admirable and authoritative series, this book ranges far and wide ... this is a book from which no serious Schubertian can fail to derive some benefit.' Piano

Notes on the contributors
Note to the reader
Introduction: the elusive Schubert
Contexts: Musical, Political, and Cultural
Realism transformed:
'Poor Schubert': images and legends of the composer
'The passion for friendship': music, cultivation, and identity in Schubert's circle
Schubert's inflections of Classical forms
Schubert and his poets: issues and conundrums
Schubert's Music: Style and Genre
Schubert's songs: the transformation of a genre
Schubert's social music: the 'forgotten genres'
Schubert's piano music: probing the human condition
Schubert's chamber music: before and after Beethoven
Schubert's orchestral music: 'strivings after the highest in art'
Schubert's religious and choral music: toward a statement of faith
Schubert's operas: 'the judgement of history?'
German reception: Schubert's 'journey to immortality'
Schubert's reception history in nineteenth-century England
Schubert's reception in France: a chronology (1828-1928)
Franz Schubert's music in performance: a brief history of people, events, and issues
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ISBN: 9780521484244
ISBN-10: 0521484243
Series: Cambridge Companions to Music
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 16th June 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 17.27  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.6