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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 51-75 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-8673 10-in. 3/2/1910 Serenade Victor E. Sorlin Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-8798 12-in. 4/6/1910 Serenade Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-8798 12-in. 6/22/1928 Serenade Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-8836 12-in. 4/12/1910 Unfinished symphony : Allegro moderato Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-8943 12-in. 5/11/1910 Moment musicale Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-9014 12-in. 5/25/1910 Ave Maria Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-9870 10-in. 1/31/1911 Wiegenlied Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-10035 10-in. 3/8/1911 Who is Sylvia? John Barnes Wells Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-10313 10-in. 5/10/1911 Symphony no. 8 in B minor Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor C-10985 12-in. 9/19/1911 Der Wanderer Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11013 10-in. 9/27/1911 Serenade Neapolitan Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-11013 10-in. 3/16/1926 Serenade Neapolitan Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-11091 10-in. 10/13/1911 Hedge roses Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11102 10-in. 10/14/1911 Hark, hark! the lark Evan Williams Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11223 10-in. 11/10/1911 Wiegenlied (Berceuse) Boris Hambourg Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-11312 12-in. 11/27/1911 Gretchen am Spinnrade Emma Eames Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-11339 12-in. 12/7/1911 Erlkönig Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-11343 10-in. 12/8/1911 Die Forelle, op. 32 Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-11343 10-in. 9/14/1927 Die Forelle Ernestine Schumann-Heink Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-11344 12-in. 12/8/1911 Die Allmacht Ernestine Schumann-Heink Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-11631 12-in. 2/28/1912 Der Wanderer Arthur Van Eweyk Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-11741 10-in. 3/18/1912 Ave Maria Rosario Bourdon Cello solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-12578 12-in. 11/6/1912 Serenade Michele Rinaldi ; Vessella's Italian Band Cornet solo, with band composer  
Victor C-13047 12-in. 4/1/1913 Wohin? (Whither?) Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-13059 10-in. 4/2/1913 Die Forelle Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 51-75 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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URI: https://adpprod2.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852

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