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  Franz Schubert - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Schubert was born in the Himmelpfortgrund, a small suburb of Vienna.
Schubert´s early essay in chamber music is noticeable, since we learn that at the time a regular quartet-party was established at his home "on Sundays and holidays," in which his two brothers played the violin, his father the cello and Franz himself the viola.
Schubert's second symphony in B-flat (D.125) was finished, and a third, in D major (D.200), added soon afterwards.
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 MSN Encarta - Schubert
Schubert was born on January 31, 1797, in Vienna.
Schubert's early instrumental works, which follow the patterns used by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn, are marked as romantic by a new sonority and a harmonic and melodic richness.
Schubert's instrumental works show development over a long period of time, but some of his greatest songs were composed before he was 20 years old.
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 Franz Peter Schubert: Master of Song
After Schubert returned to his father's house in 1813, he was eager to devote himself entirely to composition, but at his father's insistence, he entered a ten-month training course to become a "school assistant," a subordinate teacher, at an elementary school.
Schubert so disliked his time spent at elementary teaching, that when he was finally free to compose at the end of the day, he made every minute count.
Schubert's friend, Johann Senn, was arrested in his presence, and Schubert himself received a warning for "maliciously reviling the authorities".
www.carolinaclassical.com /articles/schubert.html   (4304 words)

 Franz Schubert - classical composer of songs, symphonies, piano and chamber works
Physically Schubert was short and plump and short-sighted, and everything we know about him suggests that he was a quiet and private man. Although a skilled pianist and violinist, he was neither a virtuoso performer nor a flamboyant conductor who could promote his own work on the public stage.
Schubert was a great admirer of Beethoven and is known to have visited him.
With some help from his brother, Schubert's works were later discovered by Schumann and Mendelssohn who were instrumental in their achieving a wider recognition.
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 Franz Schubert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Schubert's admirers issued 20 of his songs by private subscription, and he and Schober collaborated on Alfonso und Estrella (later said to be his favourite opera).
Schubert's fame was long limited to that of a songwriter, since the bulk of his large output was not even published, and some not even performed, until the late 19th century.
Schubert's discovery of Wilhelm Müller's narrative lyrics gave rise to his further development of the lied by means of the song cycle.
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 The Chronicle: 2/9/2001: Looking Beyond the Sentimental Schubert
Because of the scarcity of writings from Schubert himself, and the late, often unreliable and unrepresentative portraits provided by his friends, I decided the best strategy for a brief biography would be to write, essentially, a life of Schubert's musical and professional career.
Schubert's initial exposure to music was at home, learning from his father and older brothers, and then benefiting from a first-class musical education at a private school.
I argue in the biography that Schubert was consumed with thoughts of Beethoven during the 20 months that separated their deaths and that this is evident both in the music Schubert composed and in the way he continued to mold his career.
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 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The son of a schoolmaster who had settled in Vienna, Franz Schubert was educated as a chorister of the imperial court chapel and later qualified as a schoolteacher, briefly and thereafter intermittently joining his father in the classroom.
Schubert wrote for mixed voices, male voices and female voices, but by far the most famous of his vocal compositions are the five hundred or so songs, settings of verses ranging from Shakespeare to his friends and contemporaries.
Of Schubert's various string quartets the Quartet in A minor, with its variations on the well known Rosamunde theme and the Quartet in D minor, Death and the Maiden, with variations on the song of that name, are the most familiar.
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The songs of Schubert number over 600 and range from his earliest masterpieces, such as Gretchen am Spinnrad and Die Erlkonig to the desolate Wintereisse of his final year, and it might be said that the German lied pervades most of Schubert's music.
Schubert expanded the sense of musical time with his "heavenly length" (Schumann's remark on his discovery of the Great Symphony #9 in C Major in the closet of Schubert's brother), and he is also one of the first composers to fully explore the possibilities of the lyric miniature.
Schubert, who is known as one of the greatest melodists, was equally a master of harmonic miracles, creating breathtaking surprises with the imaginative reharmonization of a single note.
www.classicalarchives.com /bios/schubert_bio.html   (1169 words)

 Essentials of Music - Composers
Schubert was the son of a middle-class schoolteacher who expected that his son would follow in his career.
Schubert wrote more than songs, however, even if these pieces were not fully appreciated during his lifetime.
His symphonies are relatively conservative in their approach to form, but Schubert infused them with a lyrical content that seemed to overflow these bounds.
www.essentialsofmusic.com /composer/schubert.html   (670 words)

 Island of Freedom - Franz Schubert
Schubert was an immensely prolific composer in all media; only his operas have not been successful.
Schubert's first six symphonies are outwardly modeled after those of Mozart and Haydn but contain many innovative departures from their classic prototypes.
Schubert did not teach and left no school of composers, but his influence was felt throughout the century.
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 •• Biography of Franz Peter Schubert - PianoParadise ••
Schubert's second symphony in B-flat was finished, and a third, in D major, added soon afterwards.
It bears no relation to the style of Schubert's pianoforte music, it is wholly orchestral in character, and it may well be a transcript or sketch of the "grand symphony" for which the octet was a preparation.
Schubert is best summed up in the well-known phrase of Liszt, that he was "le musicien le plus poète qui fut jamais." In clarity of style, many judge that he is inferior to Mozart, in power of musical construction far inferior to Beethoven, but in poetic impulse and suggestion he is unsurpassed.
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 Online NewsHour: Paul Solman on Schubert's 200th Birthday -- February 25, 1997
PAUL SOLMAN: Franz Schubert's famous quintet, "The Trout." Students and teachers from Cambridge, Massachusetts' Longy School of Music were rehearsing it recently for a celebration of the composer's 200th birthday.
Schubert is depicting the fact that it's nostalgic remembrance for a time that was happy.
On his deathbed Schubert was correcting proofs of the "Winter Journey." Its final image: a cold, lonely music maker as persistent as he is ignored.
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 Franz Schubert's "Winterreise"
Schubert's life there are many sites you can visit on the web.
Neither the student, the amateur performer of Schubert's songs, nor the professional Lieder singer--not to mention the greater art-song audience--has the opportunity to research and properly evaluate the many factors bearing on the words and music as they could be performed.
Many of the problems surrounding the cycle bear further exploration; however, of all the directions that new studies may take in regard to the 24 songs, the most attractive possibility may be to provide a performance model in the form of an alternative edition on which the presentation of the cycle can be based.
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 Code: Listening for Schubert's 'Doppelgaengers'
I would agree that Schubert has dramatically restructured the way in which one experiences the poem, but it is pointless to chastise the musical introduction, as the poem has already been altered by Schubert's lifting of the word "doppelgänger" from Heine's third stanza and placing it prominently in the title.
That Schubert was familiar with the myth is evident, not only due to his choice of title, but even because of his spelling of the word.
Franz Schubert and the Peacocks of Benvenuto Cellini.
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 The "Heavenly Length" of Schubert's Music by Scott Burnham - Ideas, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Schubert is viewed as an innocent, blessedly plying his oar in the golden flow of Viennese melody.
Schubert is not Beethoven on sabbatical, with a license to linger; this is not some languishing diffusion or even a sublimely indifferent, Olympian stasis.
Schubert does so is by repeating big chunks of material quite literally, or repeating them with only one parameter changed, as, for example, with a change of key.
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 Pro Arte: Schubert: Symphony No. 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Schubert grew up in a very musical family, singing, and playing the piano and stringed instruments along with his parents and siblings.
His earliest symphonies were composed for performance within the family circle (how breathtaking the thought that a single family, along with perhaps a few neighbors and friends, could mount a new symphony by a nineteen-year-old son of the house for their own delectation!).
From age ten to fifteen (when his voice changed), Schubert had been a member of the Imperial chapel, which gave him the invaluable experience of studying with Antonio Salieri, through whom he became thoroughly grounded in composition.
www.proarte.org /notes/schubert.htm   (225 words)

 Schubert, Franz Peter. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Schubert wrote his first symphony in 1813, and in that year he left the Seminary.
In addition to individual lyrics, such as the famous Erlkönig, set to a ballad by Goethe, Schubert wrote such song cycles as Die schöne Müllerin (1823) and Die Winterreise (1827), both to poems of Wilhelm Müller.
Schubert’s symphonies are the final extension of the classical sonata forms, and three of them—the Fifth, in B Flat (1816), the Eighth, in B Minor (the Unfinished, 1822), and the Ninth, in C Major (1828)—rank with the finest orchestral music.
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 Links to Franz Schubert Web Sites
Schubert Institute (UK) includes an index, listing of events, information on Schubert's life and works, a bibliography, and on-line articles.
Franz Schubert's List of Works This site provides resources in music history but is still under construction; Schubert must be tracked down by bouncing from category to category under their general headings.
Schubert Stichting (Dutch Schubert Foundation) from the Netherlands.
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 Franz Schubert: Klaviersonate D.959
Seltsamerweise ist bis heute oft die Meinung zu hören, der 'moderne Schubert' sei erst in den siebziger Jahren entdeckt worden, und davor sei er auf kitischige Weise falsch eingeschätzt und maßlos unterschätzt worden.
Erdmann, 1896 geboren, und der vierzehn Jahre ältere Schnabel waren übrigens miteinander befreundet und standen trotz unterschiedlicher Interpretationskonzepte in Sachen Schubert in engem Gedankenaustausch.
Schuberts A-dur-Sonate nahm Eduard Erdmann, ein Mikrofon-Muffel, nach 1949 insgesamt viermal auf: dreimal für den Rundfunk in Hamburg, Stuttgart und München und einmal für Electrola.
www.beckmesser.de /themen/schubert.html   (4066 words)

 Encyclopedia article on Franz Schubert [EncycloZine]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828), was an Austrian composer.
Schubert is best summed up in the well-known phrase of Franz Liszt, that he was "the most poetic musician ever".
The standpoint from which to judge him is that of a pianist who ranged over the whole field of musical composition and everywhere carried with him the artistic form which he loved best.
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 No. 661: Looking for Schubert
The New York Symposium was a post-modern dissection of Schubert.
Schubert created a world of murm'ring brooks and moaning winds.
Up on the stage, singer, poet, and Schubert all tell us that the wild forces of nature, created within us, have the power to set us free.
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 The Hyperion Schubert Edition - Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Hyperion Schubert Edition, launched in 1987, presents on 37 compact discs all of Franz Schubert's songs and piano-accompanied partsongs, including fragments and uncompleted works.
Schubert composed two versions of 'Was hör ich draussen vor der Tür' in 1815.
Schubert set two of the three 'Harfenspieler' songs more than once, completing some but not others.
www2.hyperion-records.co.uk /schubert_index.asp   (1484 words)

Schubert conducted the second performance at the Augustinian church on 26 October, his brother, Ferdinand, presiding at the organ.
Schubert produced a phenomenal amount of music, his songs alone numbering about six hundred and three.
His compositions came into prominen ce owing to their advocacy by Liszt, Schumann, and Mendelssohn, but he was in advance of his time and it was not until thirty years after his death that his wonderful genius was fully appreciated.
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 Franz Peter Schubert
Schubert, Franz Peter, 1797–1828, Austrian composer, one of the most gifted musicians of the 19th cent.
Schubert's symphonies are the final extension of the classical sonata forms, and three of them—the Fifth, in B Flat (1816), the Eighth, in B Minor (the
For Schubert fans, the summer of '97 means a visit to Vienna.(celebrations of Franz Schubert's 200th birthday in Vienna, Austria) (Insight on the News)
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 Geometry.Net - Composers: Schubert Franz
Extractions: Franz Schubert "He was a very little man, but he was a giant."— A NTON H OLZAPFEL Franz Peter Schubert, youngest son of a parish schoolmaster and a cook, was born in the Lichtenthal district of Vienna on 31 January 1797.
Schubert left his old job and was now a free musician, without a steady income.
Schubert Impromptus For Piano IMPORT schubert franz Perahia Murray.
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 The Secrets behind Franz Schubert
Schubert's music is different from any other music.
It was written during the change from the period of viennese classical stile and the romantic period.
Schubert was only 31 years old when he died.
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 Amazon.com: Music: Schubert: Symphonies No.8 "Unfinished" & No.9 "The Great"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Schubert's two greatest orchestral works on one CD at budget price--if the performances were indifferent this would be no bargain at all, but they are superb.
Schubert was a master of the song and appropriately Szell makes these symphonies sing.
Listen in particular to the sharply accented opening of the Scherzo (with the strings digging away at their instruments!), and then contrast it with the lilting, bucolic Trio, in which Szell calls attention to the beautiful scenery without bogging down the whole works in Romantic admiration.
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