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Schubert And His Works

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Schubert And His Works by Herbert Francis Peyser is a comprehensive and informative exploration of the life and music of Franz Schubert. Peyser delves into the various influences that shaped Schubert's musical style, as well as the challenges he faced throughout his career. The book provides detailed analysis of Schubert's most famous works, allowing readers to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of his music.

Peyser's writing is engaging and well-researched, making this book a valuable resource for both music scholars and casual listeners. He effectively conveys the complexities of Schubert's compositions, offering insights into the composer's creative process and the historical context in which his music was created.

Overall, Schubert And His Works is a must-read for anyone interested in classical music and the life of one of its most talented composers. Peyser's passion for the subject shines through in his writing, making this book an enjoyable and enlightening read.

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This is a short introduction to Franz Schubert’s life and works. “…to give the casual radio listener a slight idea of Schubert’s inundating fecundity and inspiration. Like Bach, like Haydn, like Mozart, Schubert’s capacity for creative labor staggers the imagination… Volumes would not exhaust the wonder of his myriad creations. If this tiny book serves to heighten even a little the reader’s interest in such songs, symphonies, piano or chamber works of Schubert as come to his attention over the air it will have achieved the most that can be asked of it.” This book was published by The Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York.


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