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Franz Schubert: Music and Belief
Schubert's religious side encompasses awe and terror as well as wonder and love of nature; given the pressures of his final years, joy gives way to 'pride of performance', a transition made clear by detailed comparison of his last two masses. Schubert's `complete voice' is thus clearly heard, rather than the sombre one currently over-emphasised in both literature and concert. A leading experts in the field has already called Franz Schubert: Music and Belief 'important in the study of him, and likely to change the way we listen to certain works'.
LEO BLACK is a former BBC chief producer for music.
226 pages; ISBN 9781846150760
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