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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 26-50 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor A-1539 7-in. 6/29/1904 Serenade Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1539 10-in. 6/29/1904 Serenade Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-2316 12-in. 2/20/1905 Who is Sylvia? Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-2332 10-in. 2/24/1905 Ave Maria Charles D'Almaine Violin solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-2974 12-in. 1/2/1906 Serenade Charles D'Almaine ; Darius Lyons Flute and violin duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-2990 12-in. 1/6/1906 Serenade Creatore's Band Band composer  
Victor B-3078 10-in. 2/1/1906 Ave Maria Joseph Hollman Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-3085 10-in. 2/5/1906 Serenata Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor E-3486 8-in. 6/21/1906 Musical moments Rosario Bourdon Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-4025 12-in. 11/7/1906 Rosamunde overture Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-4026 12-in. 11/7/1906 Rosamunde overture Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-4064 12-in. 11/26/1906 The Erlking Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-4099 12-in. 12/12/1906 Rosamunde overture Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-4130 12-in. 12/12/1906 Rosamunde overture Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-4414 12-in. 4/18/1907 Rosamunde overture Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-4703 10-in. 7/24/1907 Der Tod und das Mädchen Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-5019 12-in. 1/14/1908 Ständchen Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-5020 12-in. 1/14/1908 Gretchen am Spinnrade Johanna Gadski ; Frank La Forge Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-5046 12-in. 1/30/1908 Si mes vers avaient des ailes Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-6315 10-in. 7/22/1908 Serenade Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6482 12-in. 9/29/1908 Am Meer Paul Volkmann Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-6830 12-in. 2/24/1909 Serenade Darius Lyons ; Howard Rattay Flute and violin duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8226 12-in. 9/15/1909 Schubert's serenade Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-8226 10-in. 6/12/1913 Serenade Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-8296 12-in. 10/12/1909 Die Allmacht Louise Homer Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 26-50 of 1010 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schubert, Franz," accessed July 19, 2024, https://adpprod2.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852.

Schubert, Franz. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://adpprod2.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852.

"Schubert, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 July 2024.

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