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Cambridge University Press

English - 230 pages - ISBN-10: 0521595126 - ISBN-13: 9780521595124

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Franz Schubert's tragically short life was lived in one of Europe's most richly musical cities: a Vienna that worshipped Beethoven and where Rossini and Paganini drew crowds. Christopher Gibbs considers how and what Schubert composed, taking a fresh look at this misunderstood composer, particularly the unfolding of his professional career, his relationship to Beethoven, the growth of his reputation and public image and his darker side of drinking, depression and sexual ambiguity. This searching and sympathetic biography questions the customary sentimental clichés and the recent revisionist views concerning this elusive genius.

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This is one of the best books that I have read so far in my life. You won't be disappointed.

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Exciting to read and hard to put down

Kelly Ivan

It was damn awesome, sweet, the way of describing the romance was just marvellous

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