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During his short lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797–1828) contributed to a wide variety of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to ambitious chamber pieces, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated documents in Franz Schubert and His World examine his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultural context, revealing surprising and overlooked aspects of his music.

Contributors explore Schubert’s youthful participation in the Nonsense Society, his circle of friends, and changing views about the composer during his life and in the century after his death. New insights are offered about the connections between Schubert’s music and the popular theater of the day, his strategies for circumventing censorship, the musical and narrative relationships linking his song settings of poems by Gotthard Ludwig Kosegarten, and musical tributes he composed to commemorate the death of Beethoven just twenty months before his own. The book also includes translations of excerpts from a literary journal produced by Schubert’s classmates and of Franz Liszt’s essay on the opera Alfonso und Estrella. In addition to the editors, the contributors are Leon Botstein, Lisa Feurzeig, John Gingerich, Kristina Muxfeldt, and Rita Steblin.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Permissions and Credits
  2. p. xvii
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  1. Schubert: The Nonsense Society Revisited
  2. RITA STEBLIN
  3. pp. 1-38
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  1. Excerpts from Beyträge zur Bildung für Jünglinge, 1817–1818
  2. Anton von Spaun and Johann Mayrhofer Translated , Introduced, and Annotated by David Gramit
  3. pp. 39-66
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  1. “Those of us who found our life in art”: The Second-Generation Romanticism of the Schubert-Schober Circle, 1820–1825
  2. John M. Gingerich
  3. pp. 67-114
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  1. Schubert’s Kosegarten Settings of 1815: A Forgotten Liederspiel
  2. Morten Solvik
  3. pp. 115-156
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  1. The Queen of Golconda, the Ashman, and the Shepherd on a Rock: Schubert and the Vienna Volkstheater
  2. pp. 157-182
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  1. Liszt on Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella
  2. Introduced and Translated by Allan Keiler
  3. pp. 183-200
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  1. Schubert’s Freedom of Song, If Not Speech
  2. Kristina Muxfeldt
  3. pp. 201-240
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  1. Schubert’s Tombeau de Beethoven: Decrypting the Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100
  2. Christopher H. Gibbs
  3. pp. 241-298
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  1. Schubert in History
  2. Leon Botstein
  3. pp. 299-348
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 349-362
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 363-364
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781400865352
Related ISBN
9780691163802
MARC Record
OCLC
966765993
Pages
384
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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