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Schubert's Theater of Song - A Listener's Guide

Unlocking the Masters Series

By Mark Ringer

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Unlocking the Masters Series. Unlocking The Masters. Softcover with CD. 224 pages. Published by Amadeus Press (HL.331973).

Item Number: HL.331973

ISBN 1574671766. 6x9 inches.

Ringer sheds new perspectives on Schubert's songs, focusing on their incomparable dramatic power, which often exceeds that of many a full-fledged opera. But Schubert's “stage” was not to be the public theaters of the repressive Metternich regime in Vienna, but the far less censorable “theater of the mind.” Schubert's theater of song would spring to life in intimate social gatherings of like-minded friends, wherever a singer and a fortepiano were available. They rightfully belong to every music lover. This is the first introductory guide for the general reader to appear in many years.

About Unlocking the Masters

Ideal for music lovers, beginners and beyond. Each book comes with a CD (or CDs) to enhance the reader's appreciation for the music and its composer. Unlocking the Masters defines and clarifies the "greatness" of the so-called great composers, examines the work and impact of individual composers, and deepens knowledge of composers for music lovers. Accompanying CDs creatively link the music and text.