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Franz Schubert
An in-depth examination of the life and art songs of Franz Schubert.
# 144921 | 2,410 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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The paper offers a brief overview of Schubert's background and musical talent. The paper then explores Schubert's lieder (art songs) and skills, considering the views of Arthur Hutchings, John Lauritsen, Heather Platt and Marcel Schneider on his work. The paper points out the theme of male romantic friendship in Schubert's lieder, and concludes by relating his arrest on charges of "subversive activities" of which he was innocent and subsequently released.

Introduction to Franz Schubert
Arthur Hutchings on Schubert, the "Father of the Art Song" [Lieder]
John Lauritsen on Schubert's Lieder
Heather Platt on Schubert's Lieder
Marcel Schneider on Schubert's Lieder
Footnote to a Brilliant Career: Schubert's Arrest on Charges of "Subversive Activities"

From the Paper:

"Biographer Hutchings describes "art song" as an "ugly and inept title" for what today is known as a lieder. While Hutchings insists that the "proper" venue for a lieder is a concert hall or large public room, Schubert, who "...gave us the first, the most and the finest art songs moves us chiefly at a Schubertian gathering of friends" (Hutchings, 156). Schubert also was known to sing his lieder tunes at home, accompanied by himself on the piano. Just what does Hutchings believe the "art song" really is? It's not an operatic air, not a folk song, not a street ballad, the author contends. What he describes it as having been presented "with the freshness and the fascination of all three.""

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brown, Maurice J.E. Schubert: A Critical Biography. London: MacMillan & Company, 1958.
  • Hutchings, Arthur. Schubert. London: J. M. Dent and Sons LTD, 1964.
  • Lauritsen, John. "The Lieder and Homoerotic Love." The Gay & Lesbian Review (2006):29-31.
  • Platt, Heather. "Music Reviews." Notes 56.3 (2000): 787-72.
  • Schneider, Marcel. Schubert. New York: Grove Press, 1959.

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