François Schubert

François Schubert (né Franz Anton Schubert (the Younger); 22 July 1808, Dresden – 12 April 1878, Dresden) was a violinist and composer.

After training with concertmaster Antonio Rolla in Dresden, Schubert studied violin with Charles Philippe Lafont in Paris and began working under the name François Schubert. He played in the Staatskapelle in Dresden from 1823 to 1873.

The son of church composer Franz Anton Schubert (the Elder, 1768–1824), Schubert was married to the singer and actress Maschinka Schubert (1815–1882) who was the daughter of horn player and composer Georg Abraham Schneider. Their daughter was the opera singer Georgina Schubert (1840–1878).

François Schubert composed concert pieces, études, and chamber music, but is largely known for the bagatelle The Bee, a perpetuum mobile for violin and piano – a piece that is often misattributed to Franz Schubert due to the similarity of the two men's names.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 22nd, 1808 (Dresden), Died April 12th, 1878 (Dresden)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1907 - 1927

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Notes: Also known as Franz Anton Schubert (the younger), son of composer Franz Anton Schubert (the elder).

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-4671 10-in. 7/11/1907 The bee Maud Powell Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-36562 10-in. 10/20/1926 To a humming bird Alexander Schmidt Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-38207 10-in. 3/4/1927 The bee Alexander Schmidt Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 80803 10-in. 1/24/1923 Minute waltz Duci De Kerékjártó Violin solo, with piano composer  
Columbia 48776 12-in. 5/2/1916 The bee Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Edison 2977 10-in. Mar. 1914 Poem Daniel Melsa Violin solo, with piano composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schubert, François," accessed May 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100060.

Schubert, François. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100060.

"Schubert, François." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 May 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100060

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