By Christopher H. Gibbs, Morten Slavik
In the course of his brief lifetime, Franz Schubert (1797–1828) contributed to a large choice of musical genres, from intimate songs and dances to formidable chamber items, symphonies, and operas. The essays and translated records in Franz Schubert and His global study his compositions and ties to the Viennese cultural context, revealing striking and neglected facets of his music.
Contributors discover Schubert’s younger participation within the Nonsense Society, his circle of acquaintances, and altering perspectives in regards to the composer in the course of his existence and within the century after his loss of life. New insights are provided in regards to the connections among Schubert’s track and the preferred theater of the day, his thoughts for circumventing censorship, the musical and narrative relationships linking his tune settings of poems by means of Gotthard Ludwig Kosegarten, and musical tributes he composed to commemorate the loss of life of Beethoven simply twenty months sooner than his personal. The publication additionally contains translations of excerpts from a literary magazine produced via Schubert’s classmates and of Franz Liszt’s essay at the opera Alfonso und Estrella. as well as the editors, the members are Leon Botstein, Lisa Feurzeig, John Gingerich, Kristina Muxfeldt, and Rita Steblin.
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In a different way I spend loads of time by myself operating demanding. the chums have nicknamed me “Caveman” [Spelunk] considering the fact that I seldom creep out of my collapse Landstraße [a suburb of Vienna]” (Litschauer, Neue Dokumente, 38). forty seven. Witteczek married Wilhelmine Watteroth (b. 1800) in 1819; she was once the daughter of legislation professor Heinrich Josef Watteroth, who had taught Spaun (SDB, 302). Witteczek used to be a Hof- und Staatskanzleikonzipist (SDB, 573–74). In 1825 Enderes used to be Konzipist within the Finanzministerium (SDB. 397), a Konzipist being anyone with a tutorial schooling anticipating an appointment to a civil carrier publish with lifestyles tenure (a Beamte) (SDB, 569). forty eight. the only exception used to be a Schubertiade hosted through Karl Hönig on sixteen December 1826 (SDB, 573). outdoors of Vienna there has been a Schubertiade at Retz close to the Moravian border, hosted by means of Prof. Vincentius Weintridt and Schwind, and a number of other in Graz, hosted by way of the Pachlers. forty nine. for plenty of of those Schubertiades we now have a reasonably entire visitor checklist. The night at Spaun’s on 15 December 1826 is consultant (SDB, 571–72). 50. See Herwig Knaus, Vom Vorstadtkind zum Compositeur (Vienna, 1997). fifty one. DsL, 64–65, 592–93. CM refers to Conventionsmünze; 4 florins CM have been worthy ten florins WW (Wiener Währung). fifty two. The titles are usually not redundant: “Freiherr” was once larger than “Ritter,” which was once higher than “Edler,” which used to be higher than undeniable “von. ” fifty three. SMF 230; “Jugendfreunde,” eighty one. fifty four. On Mayrhofer, see Lorenz, “Dokumente zur Biographie Johann Mayrhofers,”and Spaun, “Aus den Lebenserinnerungen des Joseph Freiherrn von Spaun,” 294. fifty five. either per week earlier than and days after the nice victory over Napoleon at Leipzig in October 1813, the “Völkerschlacht,” Emperor Franz came across the time in my view to approve papers granting a persevered scholarship to Schubert, at the of elevating his arithmetic grade from a “2” to a “1” (SDB, 34–37). fifty six. consistent von Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon des Kaiserthums Oesterreich, 60 vols. (Vienna, 1856–91), 13:292–96. Kupelwieser had to commence incomes his personal funds on the age of seventeen whilst his father died on 27 could 1813. See Rupert Feuchtmüller, Leopold Kupelwieser und die Kunst der österreichischen Spätromantik (Vienna, 1970), 12. fifty seven. Bauernfeld’s diary, August 1826: “Schubert with no cash, as are we all” (SDB, 548). See additionally SDB, 451, 805–6; and Litschauer, Neue Dokumente, fifty six. fifty eight. SMF, 228–29; “Jugendfreunde,” seventy seven. fifty nine. Kupelwieser desired to get married once attainable upon his go back, and first and foremost turns out to have deliberate to stick with Schober until eventually the marriage (SDB, 451), yet plans should have replaced, because he didn't get married until eventually September 1826 (SDB, 554), even though he had moved out of Schober’s residence virtually a 12 months previous (SDB, 462). 60. See Maynard Solomon, “Franz Schubert and the Peacocks of Benvenuto Cellini,” 19th-Century song 12 (1989): 193–206; and a unique factor of that magazine entitled Schubert: tune, Sexuality, tradition, edited by way of Lawrence Kramer, and together with Rita Steblin’s reaction, “The Peacock’s story: Schubert’s Sexuality Reconsidered,” 19th-Century track 17(1993): 5–33; in addition to Kristina Muxfeldt, “Political Crimes and Liberty, or Why might Schubert consume a Peacock?