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Schubert: The Music and the Man Paperback – April 12, 1999

ISBN-13: 978-0520219571 ISBN-10: 0520219570 Edition: New edition

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 465 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press; New edition edition (April 12, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520219570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520219571
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,190,913 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Newbould writes throughout as a fine musician, able to convey the musical essence of a song or movement in a deft turn of phrase. It is a remarkable feat. . . . This book makes it everywhere clear that the author, much as he says of Schubert, speaks the 'language of music with the naturalness of conversation.'" -- James Oestreich, New York Times

"The best introduction to Schubert and his world. . . . [Newbould] gives us a real sense of why classical music worked and why it still speaks to us." -- Ian Bostridge, Wall Street Journal

About the Author

Brian Newbould, Professor of Music at the University of Hull, is internationally known for his completion of Schubert's unfinished symphonies and other works. The author of Schubert and the Symphony: A New Perspective (1990), he is also active as a composer, conductor, pianist, and lecturer.

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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kirk McElhearn VINE VOICE on January 20, 2009
While this is an interesting book about Schubert, it discusses the music much more than the man. You get little feeling for Schubert as a person, and little understanding of his everyday life from this book. On the other hand, Newbould spends a lot of time talking about the music. But his discussions are little more than what you get in liner notes of a CD, and require that you be familiar with the music in question (or have the time to take out all your Schubert CDs and listen to everything he discusses).

I'm a big fan of Schubert's works, and hoped, in this book, to get a better understanding of who he was, why he wrote his music, what he wanted to "say" through his music, but all of that is lacking. The biographical chapters - about half the book - are short, say little more than what music Schubert composed and when, and are fully of "maybes" and "possiblys". It's almost as though this were a bio of Shakespeare (about whom little is known). I don't know if there's a dearth of information about Schubert - Newbould doesn't say so - but reading this book one can get that feeling.

Since there are no other books about Schubert that say much more, this is probably worthwhile, if you can read scores (to grasp the musical examples). But I'd say there's a need for a _real_ bio of Schubert.
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