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Schubert: Critical and Analytical Studies Paperback – November 28, 1996

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"The excellence of this collection stems from the brilliant scholarly and critical attitudes of its contributors. The importance of the collection is threefold: it introduces in English translation the work of three German scholars noted for their contributions to nineteenth-century music studies; it provides provocative scholarly-critical interpretations that far outstrip the conventional ‘impressionistic’ approaches of the past; it demonstrates a new approach to critical interpretation of Schubert’s music. It is, in sum, a contribution of outstanding quality."—Richard Swift, University of California at Davis
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Walter Frisch is a professor in the Department of Music at Columbia University. He is the author of The Early Works of Arnold Schoenberg.
 
Contributors to the volume include distinguished scholars Joseph Kerman, Edward T. Cone, David Lewin, Walter Frisch, David Brodbeck, William Kinderman, Lawrence Kramer, and Anthony Newcomb. There are also translations of writings by the influential German critics Carl Dahlhaus, Thrasybulos Georgiades, and Arnold Feil.
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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press; n edition (November 28, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803268920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803268920
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,784,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In case the descriptions don't make this clear, this is an academic study which would be best appreciated by someone who has studied music and its terminology and can sight-read music. The Amazon description led me to believe there would be discussion of his last sonatas and there is not. Much focus is on lieder (including Winterreise and Schwangesang) and on the Moments Musicaux. The essays I read, though, were illuminating and interesting and did provide enlightenment and good commentary about the pieces but with my limited musical knowledge there were parts of them which I could not properly appreciate.
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