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Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart

born: 24 March 1739
died: 10 October 1791
country: Germany

C F D SCHUBART was that rare thing among poets, an accomplished performer and composer. He rates a substantial entry in The New Grove in his own right. Charles Burney praised his virtuosity as a player of the organ and harpsichord and nineteenth-century composers (including Beethoven and Schumann) were interested in his writings on musical aesthetics. He believed that folksong was the real music of the people but he was also one of the only writers of his period fully to estimate the greatness of both C P E and J S Bach. Unfortunately for Schubart his musical talents were supplemented by the ability to write not only fairly innocuous poetry but also acidic political commentary. Too clever and outspoken for his own good, his radical stance and his sharp tongue made him fall foul of Duke Carl Eugen of Württemberg who imprisoned him for ten years in the fortress of Hohenasperg (1777-1787). This was the hideous example of punishment hanging over Schiller, twenty years younger, whose destiny lay in the hands of the same petty despot. Although Schubart wrote a great deal during these years (an autobiography, a musical treatise and many musical settings of his own words, including Die Forelle in 1782) his body and spirit were broken by this confinement and the years after his release were not productive ones.

from notes by Graham Johnson 1994

Albums
'Schubert: The Complete Songs' (CDS44201/40)
Schubert: The Complete Songs
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 11 – Brigitte Fassbaender' (CDJ33011)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 11 – Brigitte Fassbaender
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 17 – Lucia Popp' (CDJ33017)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 17 – Lucia Popp
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 21 – Edith Mathis' (CDJ33021)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 21 – Edith Mathis
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'Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 32' (CDJ33032)
Schubert: The Hyperion Schubert Edition, Vol. 32
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'Schubert: The Songmakers' Almanac Schubertiade' (CDD22010)
Schubert: The Songmakers' Almanac Schubertiade
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'Strauss: Songs' (CDH55202)
Strauss: Songs
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'Le Bestiaire' (A66149)
Le Bestiaire
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Alphabetical listing of all musical works
An den Tod, D518 (Schubert)
An mein Klavier, D342 (Schubert)
Die Forelle, D550 (Schubert)
Grablied auf einen Soldaten, D454 (Schubert)
In einem Bächlein helle  First line to Die Forelle, D550 (Schubert)
Sanftes Klavier  First line to An mein Klavier, D342 (Schubert)
Schlaf' wohl du Himmelsknabe du  First line to Weihnachtslied, TrV2 (Strauss)
Tod, du Schrecken der Natur  First line to An den Tod, D518 (Schubert)
Weihnachtslied, TrV2 (Strauss)
Zieh hin, du braver Krieger du!  First line to Grablied auf einen Soldaten, D454 (Schubert)
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