The Life of Schubert

The Life of Schubert

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Franz Schubert's tragically short life was lived in one of Europe's most richly musical cities: a Vienna that worshipped Beethoven and where Rossini and Paganini drew crowds. Christopher Gibbs considers how and what Schubert composed, taking a fresh look at this misunderstood composer, particularly the unfolding of his professional career, his relationship to Beethoven, the growth of his reputation and public image and his 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, UK. : Cambridge University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780521595124
0521595126
Branch Call Number: ANF 780.92
Characteristics: 211 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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