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Cambridge University Press

English - 230 pages - ISBN-10: 0521595126 - ISBN-13: 9780521595124

4/5 by 45 votes


Franz Schubert's tragically short life was lived in one of Europe's most richly musical cities: a Vienna that worshipped Beethoven and where Rossini and Paganini drew crowds. Christopher Gibbs considers how and what Schubert composed, taking a fresh look at this misunderstood composer, particularly the unfolding of his professional career, his relationship to Beethoven, the growth of his reputation and public image and his darker side of drinking, depression and sexual ambiguity. This searching and sympathetic biography questions the customary sentimental clichés and the recent revisionist views concerning this elusive genius.

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Could not let the book down Sure not a literary master piece, but as one of the reviewers stated, it will keep you turning the pages.

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Exciting to read and hard to put down

Ryan Mercado

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