The Life of Schubert (Musical Lives) (Hardcover)

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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 clich's and the recent revisionist views concerning this elusive genius.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780521594264
ISBN-10: 052159426X
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2000
Pages: 226
Language: English
Series: Musical Lives