"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.