Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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p. v

Preface

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pp. vii-xiv

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Acknowledgments

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p. xv

With Franz Schubert and His World the Bard Music Festival series, published each year by Princeton University Press, reaches its twenty-fifth volume. Many of the individuals deserving thanks for their efforts with this book ...

Permissions and Credits

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p. xvii

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Schubert: The Nonsense Society Revisited

RITA STEBLIN

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pp. 1-38

Twenty years have now passed since I discovered materials belonging to the Unsinnsgesellschaft (Nonsense Society).1 This informal club, active in Vienna from April 1817 to December 1818, consisted mainly of young ...

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Excerpts from Beyträge zur Bildung für Jünglinge, 1817–1818

Anton von Spaun and Johann Mayrhofer Translated , Introduced, and Annotated by David Gramit

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pp. 39-66

The Beyträge zur Bildung für Jünglinge (Contributions to Education for Youths) appeared in two volumes in Vienna in 1817 and 1818. Although the publication does not mention Schubert and he took no part in the ...

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“Those of us who found our life in art”: The Second-Generation Romanticism of the Schubert-Schober Circle, 1820–1825

John M. Gingerich

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pp. 67-114

Mention of the “Schubert circle” and its members’ quintessential activity, the “Schubertiade,” conjures up an irresistibly appealing image: the intimacy of chamber music, a presiding genius, convivial high...

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Schubert’s Kosegarten Settings of 1815: A Forgotten Liederspiel

Morten Solvik

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pp. 115-156

In 1815 Franz Schubert composed twenty vocal works to poems by Gotthard Ludwig Kosegarten. This in itself is not a remarkable observation about a time period in which the composer produced an enormous number of Lieder, at least 138 in that year alone. But there...

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The Queen of Golconda, the Ashman, and the Shepherd on a Rock: Schubert and the Vienna Volkstheater

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pp. 157-182

Popular theater of Schubert’s time, generally known as the Volkstheater tradition, was a vivid and expressive component of Viennese culture.1 Performed in suburban theaters outside the city walls, Volkstheater plays ...

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Liszt on Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella

Introduced and Translated by Allan Keiler

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pp. 183-200

During the winter and summer months and into the fall of 1854, Liszt published a series of articles on twelve dramatic works, all but two of them operas, connected with performances he conducted in Weimar. The...

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Schubert’s Freedom of Song, If Not Speech

Kristina Muxfeldt

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pp. 201-240

In these pages I wish to probe the freedom imagery in a surprising number of Franz Schubert’s songs, some written in the heady atmosphere of the so-called Befreiungskriege, the “wars of liberation” of 1813 to...

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Schubert’s Tombeau de Beethoven: Decrypting the Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100

Christopher H. Gibbs

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pp. 241-298

For nearly two centuries now listeners have perceived, however dimly, a ghost haunting Schubert’s Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 100. Most of the attention has focused on the second movement, the principal cello ...

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Schubert in History

Leon Botstein

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pp. 299-348

When Franz Schubert died in 1828, the extent of his influence, fame, and popularity would have been hard to predict. His posthumous musical legacy in the nineteenth century and the controversies surrounding...

Index

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pp. 349-362

Notes on Contributors

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pp. 363-364