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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 76-100 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-13060 10-in. 4/2/1913 Wohin? Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-13063 10-in. 4/2/1913 Ungeduld Marcella Sembrich Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-13184 12-in. 4/23/1913 Ave Maria Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-13184 12-in. 6/14/1928 Ave Maria Mischa Elman Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-13214 12-in. 4/30/1913 Der Lindenbaum Rosario Bourdon ; Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-13321 12-in. 5/16/1913 Symphony in B minor (Unfinished) Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13322 12-in. 5/16/1913 Symphony in B minor (Unfinished) Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13346 12-in. 5/23/1913 Unfinished symphony: Allegro moderato Victor Herbert's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-13347 12-in. 5/23/1913 Unfinished symphony: Andante con moto Victor Herbert's Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-14028 10-in. 11/3/1913 Serenade Alan Turner Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-14208 10-in. 12/15/1913 Morning song Olive Kline Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-14208 10-in. 11/19/1926 Morning song Alice Green Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-14370 12-in. 1/26/1914 Ständchen Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14376 12-in. 1/26/1914 Ave Maria Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14421 10-in. 2/6/1914 Ave Maria Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14422 12-in. 2/6/1914 Du bist die Ruh Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-14489 10-in. 2/19/1914 An der Wiege (By the cradle) Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-14536 10-in. 3/4/1914 Heidenröslein Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-14617 12-in. 3/23/1914 Ständchen Paul Reimers Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-14633 12-in. 3/25/1914 Ave Maria John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with violin obbligato and piano composer  
Victor B-14651 10-in. 3/31/1914 Serenade John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with violin obbligato and piano composer  
Victor B-14743 10-in. 4/22/1914 An die Musik Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-15014 12-in. 6/25/1914 Ave Maria Maud Powell Violin solo, with string quartet and harp composer  
Victor B-15030 10-in. 7/2/1914 Who is Sylvia? Reinald Werrenrath Male vocal solo, with harp composer  
Victor C-15301 12-in. 10/22/1914 Ave Maria Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female vocal solo, with harp composer  
(Results 76-100 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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