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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 151-175 of 1010 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor C-25925 12-in. 12/27/1921 Erlkönig Robert Leonhardt Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25932 10-in. 1/3/1922 Song of love Harriette Keyes ; Elliott Shaw Female-male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor B-25941 10-in. 1/9/1922 Moment musical Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-25941 10-in. 4/6/1927 Moment musicale Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor B-25949 10-in. 1/12/1922 Song of love Royal Dadmun ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female-male vocal duet, with violin, cello, and orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-25949 10-in. 6/8/1927 Song of love Royal Dadmun ; Lucy Isabelle Marsh Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-26105 10-in. 2/1/1922 Serenade Lambert Murphy ; Orpheus Quartet Male vocal quartet and soloist, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-26105 10-in. 9/20/1926 Serenade Lambert Murphy Tenor vocal solo, with male vocal trio and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26354 10-in. 5/12/1922 Der Lindenbaum Olympia Quartett Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied composer  
Victor B-26396 10-in. 6/1/1922 Serenade Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor C-26396 12-in. 6/1/1922 Serenade Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor B-26400 10-in. 4/3/1922 Valse sentimentale Erica Morini Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-26697 10-in. 7/18/1922 Der Neugierige Carl Schlegel Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27002 10-in. 10/4/1922 Song of love Michel Gusikoff Violin solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-27012 12-in. 10/9/1922 Viennese dances Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor C-27319 12-in. 12/14/1922 Gems from Blossom time Victor Light Opera Company Vocal chorus and soloists, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-27328 12-in. 12/19/1922 Quartet in A minor : Andante Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-27544 10-in. 2/13/1923 Military march Julius L. Schendel Piano solo composer  
Victor C-27774 12-in. 4/24/1923 Soirees de Vienne, no. 6 Julius L. Schendel Piano solo composer  
Victor C-27854 12-in. 4/26/1923 Rosamunde : Entr'acte Willem Mengelberg ; New York Philharmonic Orchestra composer  
Victor C-27913 12-in. 5/4/1923 Impromptu in A flat Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor CVE-27913 12-in. 12/11/1926 Impromptu in A flat Ignace Jan Paderewski Piano solo composer  
Victor C-27927 12-in. 5/7/1923 Raymond : Overture Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-28610 10-in. 9/26/1923 Die Liebe hat gelogen John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-28611 10-in. 9/26/1923 Der Jüngling an der Quelle John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 151-175 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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