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Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert (German: [ˈfʁant͡s ˈpeːtɐ ˈʃuːbɐt]; 31 January 1797 – 19 November 1828) was an Austrian composer of the late Classical and early Romantic eras. Despite his short lifetime, 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 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's uncommon gifts for music were evident 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 Haydn, Mozart, and 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 own 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 significantly 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 of Western classical music and his music continues to be popular.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 31st, 1797 (Himmelpfortgrund), Died November 19th, 1828 (Vienna)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1297 - 1953

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 794 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 217[a] 7-in. 6/19/1897 Schubert's serenade Artists vary Cornet solo composer  
Berliner 1562 7-in. Before Sept. 1897 Der Lindenbaum F. H. Weber Male vocal solo composer  
Berliner 1920 7-in. Nov. 1898 Serenade Ferruccio Giannini Tenor vocal solo composer  
Berliner 0783 7-in. Dec. 1899 Serenade George Schweinfest Piccolo solo composer  
Berliner 0882 7-in. Jan. 1900 Serenade Sig. Palma Trumpet solo composer  
Berliner 01006 7-in. Feb. 1900 Serenade E. Francisco [i.e., Emilio de Gorgorza] Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]241 7-in. 10/13/1900 Serenade George Schweinfest Flute solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]593 7-in. 1/5/1901 La serenata de Schubert Antonio Vargas Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1063 10-in. 10/25/1901 Schubert's serenade Jules Levy Cornet solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1280 7-in. 2/21/1902 Musical moment Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1280 10-in. 2/21/1902 Musical moment Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1333 7-in. 3/19/1902 Serenade Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1333 10-in. 3/19/1902 Serenade Herbert Goddard Baritone vocal solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1673 7-in. 10/9/1902 Musical moments Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1673 10-in. 10/9/1902 Musical moments Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]2188 10-in. 4/30/1903 Der Tod und das Mädchen Ada Crossley Contralto vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-696 12-in. 11/11/1903 Du bist die Ruh Johanna Gadski Soprano vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-796 7-in. 12/9/1903 Military march Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-796 10-in. 12/9/1903 Military march Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor A-903 7-in. 1/13/1904 Moment musical Alexander Heindl Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-903 10-in. 1/13/1904 Moment musical Alexander Heindl Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor A-1235 7-in. 4/20/1904 Military march no. 1 Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor B-1235 10-in. 4/20/1904 Military march Arthur Pryor's Band Band composer  
Victor A-1532 7-in. 6/29/1904 La serenata Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-1532 10-in. 6/29/1904 La serenata Sig. Carlos Francisco Baritone vocal solo, with piano composer  
(Results 1-25 of 794 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Schubert, Franz," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852.

Schubert, Franz. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852.

"Schubert, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/101852

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