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McKay, Elizabeth Norman

Overview
Works: 11 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 1,608 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: ML410.S3, 780.92
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Most widely held works by Elizabeth Norman McKay
Franz Schubert : a biography by Elizabeth Norman McKay( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her new biography, Elizabeth Norman McKay paints a vivid portrait of Schubert and his world. She explores his family background, his education and musical upbringing, his friendships, and his brushes and flirtations with the repressive authorities of Church and State. She discusses his experience of the arts, literature and theatre, and his relations with the professional and amateur musical world of his day. Schubert's manic-depressive temperament became of increasing significance in his life, and McKay shows how it was partly responsible for his social inadequacies, professional ineptitude, and idiosyncracies in his music. She examines Schubert's uneven physical decline after he contracted syphilis, traces its effects on his music, his hedonism, and sensuality, and investigates the cause and circumstances of his death at the age of 31
Franz Schubert : a biography by Elizabeth Norman McKay( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his short, tumultuous life, Franz Schubert produced an astonishing amount of music. Symphonies, chamber music, opera, church music, and songs (more than 600 of them) poured forth in profusion. His "Trout" Quintet, his "Unfinished" Symphony, the last three piano sonatas, and above all his song cycles Die Schone Mullerin and Winterreise have come to be universally regarded as belonging to the very greatest works of music. Who was the man who composed this amazing succession of masterpieces, so many of which were either entirely ignored or regarded as failures during his lifetime? In this biography, Elizabeth McKay paints a portrait of Schubert and his world. She explores his family backround, his education and musical upbringing, his friendships, and his brushes and flirtations with the repressive authorities of Church and State. She discusses his experience of the arts, literature, and theater, and his relations with the professional and amateur musical world of his day. She traces the way Schubert's manic-depression became an increasingly significant influence in his life, responsible at least in part for social inadequacies, professional ineptitude, and idiosyncrasies in his music. And she examines Schubert's decline after he contracted syphilis, looking at its effect on his music and emotional life. --From publisher's description
Franz Schubert's music for the theatre by Elizabeth Norman McKay( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of the new pianofortes on classical keyboard style : Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert by Elizabeth Norman McKay( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert : the piano and dark keys by Elizabeth Norman McKay( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford Bicentenary Symposium 1997 [at St. Peter's College on 19 - 21 September 1997] ; Bericht by Oxford) Schubert Bicentenary Symposium - The Biedermeier and Beyond (1997( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert's string and piano duos in context by Elizabeth Norman McKay( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schubert durch die Brille the Oxford bicentenary symposium 1997 ; Bericht( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New light on Schubert's music thrown by the experiences of Britain's leading, living composers by Elizabeth Norman McKay( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The stage-works of Schubert, considered in the framework of Austrian Biedermeier society by Elizabeth Norman McKay( )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Schubert and the theatre by Elizabeth Norman McKay( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Franz Schubert : a biography
Alternative Names
Mac Kay Elizabeth Norman

Mac Kay, Elizabeth Norman 1931-

MacKay Elizabeth Norman

MacKay, Elizabeth Norman 1931-

Mc Kay Elizabeth Norman

Mc Kay, Elizabeth Norman 1931-

McKay, E. Norman

McKay, E. Norman 1931-

McKay, E. Norman (Elizabeth Norman)

McKay, E. Norman (Elizabeth Norman), 1931-

McKay, Elizabeth N.

McKay, Elizabeth Norman

Norman McKay Elizabeth

Norman McKay, Elizabeth 1931-

Languages
English (44)

German (5)

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Franz Schubert : a biography