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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 101-125 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-15585 12-in. 1/13/1915 Wiegenlied Ema Destinnová Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15585 10-in. 1/13/1915 Wiegenlied Ema Destinnová Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15700 10-in. 2/10/1915 Wohin? Paul Reimers Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-15766 12-in. 3/8/1915 Dem Unendlichen Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-15809 12-in. 3/17/1915 Serenade Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra (variant: with violin and flute) composer  
Victor B-15816 10-in. 3/19/1915 Im Abendroth Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-16039 12-in. 5/20/1915 Marche militaire Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-16081 10-in. 6/7/1915 Der Sandmann Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-16112 12-in. 6/18/1915 Entr'acte Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-16202 12-in. 7/13/1915 Du bist die Ruh Florence Hinkle Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16350 10-in. 8/12/1915 Coronach Elsie Baker ; Marguerite Dunlap ; Olive Kline Female vocal trio, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-16744 10-in. 11/4/1915 Preghiera Natalie Boshko Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-16937 12-in. 12/27/1915 Ave Maria, op. 52, no. 4 Beatrice Harrison Cello solo, with string quartet and harp composer  
Victor C-16939 12-in. 12/28/1915 Du bist die Ruh Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16988 10-in. 1/8/1916 Moment musical Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-17194 12-in. 2/18/1916 Serenade Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-17668 12-in. 5/12/1916 Das Wirtshaus Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-17669 10-in. 5/12/1916 Frühlingsglaube Margarethe Arndt-Ober Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-18135 10-in. 7/20/1916 Coronach Marguerite Dunlap ; Olive Kline ; Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal trio, with woodwind accompaniment composer  
Victor B-18507 10-in. 9/27/1916 Hark! hark! the lark Alma Gluck Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18575 10-in. 10/24/1916 Moment musicale William H. Reitz Xylophone solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18625 10-in. 10/20/1916 Ave Maria Carl Schlegel Baritone vocal solo, with harp and organ composer  
Victor C-18727 12-in. 11/6/1916 Unfinished symphony Vessella's Italian Band Band composer  
Victor C-18735 12-in. 11/7/1916 Marche militaire Vessella's Italian Band Band composer  
Victor B-18862 10-in. 12/21/1916 Ungeduld Sonja Simitch Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 101-125 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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