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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 1001-1010 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL8504 10-in. 2/12/1948 Au bord du ruisseau Tony Aubin ; Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8505 10-in. 2/12/1948 Le cœur fidèle Tony Aubin ; Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8506 10-in. 2/12/1948 Ruisseau de mes amours Tony Aubin ; Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8507 10-in. 2/13/1948 Salut du matin Tony Aubin ; Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8508 10-in. 2/13/1948 Merci au ruisseau Tony Aubin ; Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8509 10-in. 2/13/1948 Salut du soir Tony Aubin ; Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8511 10-in. 2/13/1948 Inquiétude Tony Aubin ; Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WLB276 10-in. approximately June 1931 Chanson d'amour Maurice Bastin ; Orchestre du Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie ; Joseph Rogatchewsky Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Decca DGG 6052 8/5/1953 Quintet in A Major for piano and strings, Op. 114, part 1 Adrian Aeschbacher ; Rudolf Koeckert ; Josef Merz ; Franz Ortner ; Oskar Riedl composer  
Decca DGG 6053 8/5/1953 Quintet in A Major for piano and strings, Op. 114, part 2 Adrian Aeschbacher ; Rudolf Koeckert ; Josef Merz ; Franz Ortner ; Oskar Riedl composer  
(Results 1001-1010 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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