The Life of Schubert
By (author) Christopher H. Gibbs
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Life of Schubert by Christopher H. Gibbs
Book DescriptionFranz 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 cliches and the recent revisionist views concerning this elusive genius.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521595124
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 20-Apr-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher H. Gibbs
Oxford Anthology of Western Music, Hardback (May 2012)
The Oxford Anthology of Western Music, Volume One: The Earliest Notations to the Early Eighteenth Century, accompanies chapters 1-11 of The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, by Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs.
Oxford History of Western Music, Hardback (March 2012)
Based on the award-winning five-volume work by Richard Taruskin, The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Western music available.
Franz Liszt and His World, Paperback (July 2006)» View all books by Christopher H. Gibbs
In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, and master teacher, Franz Liszt reinvented the concert experience, advanced an agenda for symphonic and dramatic music, and transmitted the foundations of modern pianism. Placing emphasis on historical contexts, this book aims to advance our understanding of the composer with fresh perspectives.
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