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Schubert

John Reed

Published December 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780198166306
Hardcover
286 pages
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 About the Book 

In the years since the first publication of this work ten years ago, Schuberts public image has changed considerably. He has always, since the 1860s, been the favourite composer of the man in the street, but the view from the academic lecture roomMoreIn the years since the first publication of this work ten years ago, Schuberts public image has changed considerably. He has always, since the 1860s, been the favourite composer of the man in the street, but the view from the academic lecture room has not always been equally attractive. Modern scholarship has destroyed many of the familiar hagiographic images of Schubert the man, the impoverished Bohemian, the eternal youth, the reluctant lover, the genius in the garret, and has even brought Schuberts sexuality within the compass of critical discussion. This has made it necessary to revise thoroughly the main text of the book as well as the four detailed appendices which serve as a useful reference section to the book. Its aim remains the same- to provide a readable, authoritative, and reliable guide to Schuberts life and works for the student, the musician, and the general reader.