Analyzing Schubert by Suzannah Clark

By Suzannah Clark

While Schubert's modern reviewers first heard his modulations, they famously claimed that they have been over the top, extraordinary and unplanned. This booklet argues that those claims have haunted the research of Schubert's concord ever considering that, outlining why Schubert's track occupies a apparently marginal place within the heritage of song thought. studying Schubert lines how critics, analysts and historians from the early 19th century to the current day have preserved adored narratives of wandering, alienation, reminiscence and trance via emphasizing the paranormal instead of the logical caliber of the composer's concord. This research proposes a brand new strategy for examining the concord of Schubert's works. instead of pursuing an procedure that casts Schubert's well-known harmonic strikes as digressions from the norms of canonical theoretical paradigms, Suzannah Clark explores how the harmonic fingerprints in Schubert's songs and instrumental sonata varieties problem pedigreed conduct of considered what constitutes a thought of tonal and formal order.

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Josef Hu¨ttenbrenner’s Notes,” SMF, 76. 50 See “Schubertiana,” SMF, 76. “Josef Hu¨ttenbrenner [c. 1858],” SMF, 76. The date of 1858 was inserted by Deutsch. “Josef Hu¨ttenbrenner to Thayer, Vienna, 8 October 1860,” SMF, 190. Luib was also engaged in a biography of Beethoven, and he seems to have given some of his material to Thayer. See Deutsch, “Introductory Note,” 42–43. Although Schubert and Beethoven never crossed paths, they knew many people in common. “Josef Hu¨ttenbrenner to an unknown recipient, Vienna, 7 and 12 March, 1968,” SMF, 192.

No . . Mayrhofer understood nothing about music; I fell out with him over this; his opinion of Schubert – can 45 46 47 ¨ sterreichisches Bu¨rgerblatt fu¨r Verstand, Herz und gute Laune,” SDB, 878. ” This is almost the same document as referred to earlier as “On Schubert (1829),” SMF, 18–29. However, the thought cited above is not in the latter version. An anonymous entry in the Dresden Abendzeitung (19 August 1825) is also tantalizing in this regard: the author praised Schubert’s songs, saying they testify to a “profound feeling, combined with considerable musical theory,” but unfortunately does not spell out what he means (see SDB, 418).

87 Statham’s personal interests shaped this format. The first chapter probably owes its existence to his profession (he was an architect) and the last undoubtedly to his hobby (he was an organist). The first chapter also explains why Statham assigned the status he did to Schubert. 88 This “intellectual basis” is intimately connected with proper constructions of form and his belief in the supremacy of absolute music, notions that certainly mark him out as a man of his age and of distinctly Victorian sensibilities, and that are perhaps even less surprising given that he was an architect by profession.

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