The Life of Schubert

The Life of Schubert

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Franz Schubert's tragically short life was spent in one of Europe's most richly musical cities: a Vienna that worshipped Beethoven, adored Rossini, and thrilled to Paganini. Schubert, with the help of supportive friends who were themselves immersed in the arts, won fame for himself through songs and dances while aspiring to succeed with larger operas and symphonies. Christopher Gibbs considers how and what Schubert composed, taking a fresh look at this misunderstood figure, particularly the unfolding of his professional career, his relationship to Beethoven, the growth of his reputation and public image and the darker side of drinking, depression and sexual ambiguity. This searching and sympathetic biography questions the customary sentimental clichés and the recent revisionist views concerning this elusive genius.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
ISBN: 9780521594264
052159426X
9780521595124
0521595126
Branch Call Number: B SCHUBERT GIBBS C
Characteristics: xiii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

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