Franz Schubert and His World

Franz Schubert and His World

Christopher H. Gibbs, Morten Slavik


in the course of his brief lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797–1828) contributed to a large choice of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to bold chamber items, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated records in Franz Schubert and His international research his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultural context, revealing staggering and missed elements of his music.

Contributors discover Schubert’s younger participation within the Nonsense Society, his circle of neighbors, and altering perspectives concerning the composer in the course of his lifestyles and within the century after his demise. New insights are provided in regards to the connections among Schubert’s track and the preferred theater of the day, his innovations for circumventing censorship, the musical and narrative relationships linking his music settings of poems via Gotthard Ludwig Kosegarten, and musical tributes he composed to commemorate the loss of life of Beethoven simply twenty months earlier than his personal. The booklet additionally comprises translations of excerpts from a literary magazine produced through Schubert’s classmates and of Franz Liszt’s essay at the opera Alfonso und Estrella. as well as the editors, the individuals are Leon Botstein, Lisa Feurzeig, John Gingerich, Kristina Muxfeldt, and Rita Steblin.

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