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Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (German: [fʁants ˈpeːtɐ ˈʃuːbɐt]; 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short life, Schubert left behind a vast oeuvre, including more than 600 secular vocal works (mainly lieder), seven complete symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music, and a large body of piano and chamber music. His major works include "Erlkönig" (D. 328), the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (Trout Quintet), the Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (Unfinished Symphony), the "Great" Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, the String Quintet (D. 956), the three last piano sonatas (D. 958–960), the opera Fierrabras (D. 796), the incidental music to the play Rosamunde (D. 797), and the song cycles Die schöne Müllerin (D. 795) and Winterreise (D. 911).

Born in the Himmelpfortgrund suburb of Vienna, Schubert showed uncommon gifts for music from an early age. His father gave him his first violin lessons and his elder brother gave him piano lessons, but Schubert soon exceeded their abilities. In 1808, at the age of eleven, he became a pupil at the Stadtkonvikt school, where he became acquainted with the orchestral music of Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig van Beethoven. He left the Stadtkonvikt at the end of 1813 and returned home to live with his father, where he began studying to become a schoolteacher. Despite this, he continued his studies in composition with Antonio Salieri and still composed prolifically. In 1821, Schubert was admitted to the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde as a performing member, which helped establish his name among the Viennese citizenry. He gave a concert of his works to critical acclaim in March 1828, the only time he did so in his career. He died eight months later at the age of 31, the cause officially attributed to typhoid fever, but believed by some historians to be syphilis.

Appreciation of Schubert's music while he was alive was limited to a relatively small circle of admirers in Vienna, but interest in his work increased greatly in the decades following his death. Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms and other 19th-century composers discovered and championed his works. Today, Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers in the history of Western classical music and his work continues to be admired and widely performed.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 31, 1797 (Himmelpfortgrund), Died November 19, 1828 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1897 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-37497 12-in. 5/2/1927 Rosamunde : Ballet music Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37497 10-in. 10/11/1927 Rosamunde : Ballet music Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-37684 10-in. 2/22/1927 Who is Sylvia? Royal Dadmun Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-38062 12-in. 5/31/1927 Serenade Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-38203 10-in. 3/3/1927 Hark! Hark! The lark Lambert Murphy Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-38246 10-in. 3/31/1927 Hey Baloo Anna Howard Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-38948 12-in. 12/31/1926 Rondo Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-38979 10-in. 6/30/1927 Du bist wie eine Blume Darwin Bowen, Jr. Boy soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-39430 12-in. 6/30/1927 Ave Maria Darwin Bowen, Jr. Boy soprano vocal solo, with harp composer  
Victor BVE-41145 10-in. 12/6/1927 An die Musik Hulda Lashanska Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-41443 12-in. 1/5/1928 Ave Maria Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-41999 12-in. 5/23/1928 Memories of Schubert Lawrence J. Munson Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor CVE-42506 12-in. 2/15/1928 Memories of Schubert Lawrence J. Munson Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor CVE-42507 12-in. 2/15/1928 Ave Maria Lawrence J. Munson Pipe organ solo composer  
Victor BVE-43404 10-in. 3/14/1928 Delizia Sofia Del Campo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43658 10-in. 4/20/1928 Standchen Hulda Lashanska ; Paul Reimers Vocal duet (soprano and tenor), with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-45138 10-in. 5/14/1928 Serenata Carlos Mejía Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-45161 12-in. 5/21/1928 Medley of waltzes Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-45243 12-in. 6/6/1928 Dreams of Schubert Hungarian Rhapsody Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-45244 12-in. 6/6/1928 Dreams of Schubert Hungarian Rhapsody Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor MVE-45278 16-in. 6/15/1928 Schubert's songs Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-45802 10-in. 6/19/1928 Canto de amor Margarita Cueto ; Juan Pulido Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-47485 10-in. 9/23/1928 Ave Maria Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus and soloist composer  
Victor BVE-47486 10-in. 9/23/1928 Serenade Victor Salon Group Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus and soloist composer  
Victor BVE-47836 10-in. 10/15/1928 Quartet in G major [Part 1] Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
(Results 226-250 of 1010 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schubert, Franz," accessed July 14, 2024, https://adpprod2.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852.

Schubert, Franz. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 14, 2024, from https://adpprod2.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852.

"Schubert, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 14 July 2024.

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URI: https://adpprod2.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852

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