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Schubert, Franz ( Peter )locked

  • Maurice J.E. Brown,
  • Eric Sams
  •  and Robert Winter


(b Vienna, Jan 31, 1797; d Vienna, Nov 19, 1828). Austrian composer. The only canonic Viennese composer native to Vienna, he made seminal contributions in the areas of orchestral music, chamber music, piano music and, most especially, the German lied. The richness and subtlety of his melodic and harmonic language, the originality of his accompaniments, his elevation of marginal genres and the enigmatic nature of his uneventful life have invited a wide range of readings of both man and music that remain among the most hotly debated in musical circles....

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