RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 41412035 LA English T1 The life of Schubert A1 Gibbs, Christopher Howard., PB Cambridge University Press PP Cambridge; New York YR 2000 SN 052159426X 9780521594264 0521595126 9780521595124 AB "Franz Schubert was a child of Vienna, one of the most richly musical cities: a Vienna that worshipped Beethoven, adored Rossini, and thrilled to Paganini. Schubert, with the help of supportive friends who were themselves immersed in the arts, won fame for himself through songs and dances while aspiring to succeed with larger operas and symphonies. Christopher Gibbs considers how and what Schubert composed, taking a fresh look at this misunderstood figure, particularly the unfolding of his professional career, his relationship to Beethoven, the growth of his reputation and public image and the darker side of drinking, depression and sexual ambiguity. This biography questions the customary sentimental cliches and the recent revisionist views concerning this elusive genius."--Jacket.