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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
McKay, Elizabeth Norman.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
|Named Person:||Franz Schubert; Franz Schubert; Franz Schubert; Franz Schubert|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Elizabeth Norman McKay
|Description:||xiv, 362 p.,  p. of plates : ill., music ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Son of immigrants (1797-1808) --
2. Schooldays (1808-1813) --
3. Student and schoolteacher (1814-1816) --
4. Opportunities (1817-1819) --
5. La Dolce Vita (1820-1822) --
6. Two natures --
7. Fight against illness (1823-1824) --
8. An expanding world (1825-1826, Part I) --
9. Friends, publishers, the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (1825-1826, Part II) --
10. Gloom and creativity (1827) --
11. Success and sickness (1828) --
12. The final illness --
13. Burial and memorials.
|Responsibility:||Elizabeth Norman McKay.|
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.
- Schubert, Franz, -- 1797-1828.
- Composers -- Austria -- Biography.
- Compositeurs -- Autriche -- Biographies.
- Schubert, Franz.