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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 126-150 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-19089 10-in. 2/16/1917 Der Lindenbaum Maria Zimmer [i.e., Marie Zayonchkowska] Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19323 10-in. 3/1/1917 Rosamunde : Ballet music Fritz Kreisler Violin solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19358 10-in. 3/12/1917 The postilion Elizabeth Wheeler Female vocal solo, with piano, violin, flute, and cello composer  
Victor B-19523 10-in. 3/28/1917 Die Forelle Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-19526 12-in. 3/28/1917 Der Lindenbaum Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-19527 12-in. 3/28/1917 Litanei Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-19527 10-in. 3/28/1917 Litanei Julia Culp Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-19837 12-in. 5/16/1917 Serenata de Schubert Carmen García Cornejo Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-19979 12-in. 6/6/1917 Hark, hark, the lark Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor B-19979 10-in. 6/18/1917 Hark, hark, the lark Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor C-20804 12-in. 9/27/1917 Marche militaire Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-21072 12-in. 11/9/1917 Ave Maria Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-21072 12-in. 12/31/1926 Ave Maria Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-21412 10-in. 1/11/1918 Slumber song Laura Littlefield Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-21496 12-in. 3/11/1918 Quartet in A minor : Minuet Elman String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor C-21499 12-in. 3/11/1918 Andante con moto Elman String Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor C-22512 12-in. 1/11/1919 Litany Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Victor CE-22512 12-in. 3/21/1925 Litany Alfred Cortot Piano solo composer  
Victor C-23980 12-in. 4/30/1920 My sweet repose Louise Homer ; Louise Homer Stires Vocal duet (soprano and contralto), with orchestra composer  
Victor C-24724 12-in. 12/13/1920 Zastavenicko František A. Pangrác Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor C-24976 12-in. 3/4/1921 Serenade Clement Barone ; Howard Rattay ; John Witzmann Flute and violin duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25659 10-in. 10/20/1921 Blossom time Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25900 10-in. 12/12/1921 Wiegenlied (Cradle song) Hans Kindler Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-25908 10-in. 12/19/1921 La bergeronette Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-25908 10-in. 11/30/1926 La bergeronette Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
(Results 126-150 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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