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The Resource Franz Schubert : a biography, Elizabeth Norman McKay

Franz Schubert : a biography, Elizabeth Norman McKay

Label
Franz Schubert : a biography
Title
Franz Schubert
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Norman McKay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Franz Schubert (1797-1828) was born in Vienna of immigrant parents. During his short life he 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 three last 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 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKay, Elizabeth Norman
Dewey number
  • 780/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.S3
LC item number
M34 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schubert, Franz
  • Schubert, Franz
  • Schubert, Franz
  • Schubert, Franz
  • Schubert, Franz
  • Composers
  • Compositeurs
  • Composers
  • Austria
Label
Franz Schubert : a biography, Elizabeth Norman McKay
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0640/95051812-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-345) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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)
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Gloom and creativity (1827)
  • 11.
  • Success and sickness (1828)
  • 12.
  • The final illness
  • 13.
  • Burial and memorials
  • Son of immigrants (1797-1808)
  • 2.
  • Schooldays (1808-1813)
  • 3.
  • Student and schoolteacher (1814-1816)
  • 4.
  • Opportunities (1817-1819)
Control code
ocm33967749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 362 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198165231
Lccn
95051812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33967749
  • (OCoLC)33967749
Label
Franz Schubert : a biography, Elizabeth Norman McKay
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0640/95051812-d.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-345) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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)
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Gloom and creativity (1827)
  • 11.
  • Success and sickness (1828)
  • 12.
  • The final illness
  • 13.
  • Burial and memorials
  • Son of immigrants (1797-1808)
  • 2.
  • Schooldays (1808-1813)
  • 3.
  • Student and schoolteacher (1814-1816)
  • 4.
  • Opportunities (1817-1819)
Control code
ocm33967749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 362 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780198165231
Lccn
95051812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, music
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33967749
  • (OCoLC)33967749

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