Rethinking Schubert

ISBN : 9780190874131

Dr Lorraine Byrne Bodley; Julian Horton
552 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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Rethinking Schubert offers a conspectus of issues in Schubert scholarship, a reappraisal of key debates, and an exploration of new avenues of research. It brings together twenty-two essays by some of today's most important Schubert scholars, which provide new insights into this composer, his music, his influence, and his legacy.


Lorraine Byrne Bodley and Julian Horton: 'Rethinking Schubert: Contexts and Controversies
Part I: Style
1. Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen: Is there a Late Style in Schubert's Oeuvre?
2. Walter Durr: Compositional Strategies of late Schubert
3. William Kinderman: Franz Schubert's 'New Style' and the Legacy of Beethoven
4. Susan Wollenberg: From Song to Instrumental Style: Some Schubert 'Fingerprints'
5. Brian Black: The Sensual as a Constructive Element in Schubert's Late Works
Part II: Instrumental Music
6. Andrea Lindmayr-Brandl: The Myth of the 'Unfinished'?
7. Xavier Hascher: Narrative Dislocations in the First Movement of Schubert's 'Unfinished' Symphony
8. Cameron Gardner: Reappraising Schubert's 'Reliquie': Precedents, the 'Great' Symphony and Narrative
9. Anne Hyland and Walburga Litschauer: 'Records of Inspiration': Schubert's drafts for the last three piano sonatas reappraised
10. Julian Caskel: Musical Causality in Schubert's Piano Sonata D 959, first movement
11. David Damschroder: Conspicuous 6-Phase Chords in the Closing Movement of Schubert's Piano Sonata in B flat Major, D 960
12. Leon Plantinga: Schubert, Popular Music, and Melancholy
Part III: Music and Text
13. Michael Spitzer: Axial Lyric Space in Two Late Songs: 'Im Freien' and 'Der Winterabend'
14. Suzannah Clark: Schubert Through a Neo-Riemannian Lens.
15. James Sobaskie: Contextual Processes in Schubert's Late Church Music
16. Lisa Feurzeig: Elusive Intimacy in Schubert's Final Opera, Der Graf von Gleichen
17. Deborah Stein: The Wanderer's Chromatic Journey in Schubert's Winterreise
18. David Ferris: Dissociation and Declamation in Schubert's Heine Songs
19. Richard Giarusso: 'The Messenger of a Faithful Heart': Reassessing the Role of 'Die Taubenpost' in Schubert's Schwanengesang
20. Benjamin Binder: Disability, Self-Critique, and Failure in Schubert's 'Der Doppelganger'
21. Lorraine Byrne Bodley: Challenging the Context: Reception and Transformation in Schubert's 'Der Musensohn', D 764, Op. 92, no.1
22. Susan Youens: Mayrhofer's 'Der Einsame': A Gauntlet Thrown: Schubert's 'Einsamkeit', D 620, and Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte'
Graham Johnson

About the author: 

Lorraine Byrne Bodley is Senior Lecturer and Director of Research at the Department of Music, Maynooth University. She is the first woman in Ireland to have conferred on her a D.Mus. in Musicology, a higher doctorate awarded for published work (NUI, 2012). She also holds a Ph.D. in Music and in German from University College Dublin (2000). Her numerous other awards include a Gerda-Henkel Foundation Scholarship (2014); two DAAD Senior Academics Awards (2010 and 2014); an IRCHSS Post-Doctoral Scholarship (2001-03) and the Goethe Prize of the English Goethe Society (2001). She has published 12 books including: A Community of the Imagination: Seoirse Bodley's Goethe's Settings (Carysfort Press, 2013); Goethe and Zelter: Musical Dialogues (Ashgate, 2009); The Unknown Schubert (Ashgate, 2008); Proserpina: Goethe's Melodrama with Music by Carl Eberwein (Carysfort Press, 2007) and Schubert's Goethe Settings (2003).; Julian Horton is Professor of Music and Head of Department at Durham University. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and has taught at University College Dublin and King's College, London. He is the author of Bruckner's Symphonies: Analysis, Reception and Cultural Politics (Cambridge, 2004) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Symphony (2013). In 2012, he was recipient of the Westrup Prize; in 2014, he was elected President of the Society for Music Analysis.

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