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    Schubert’s Chamber Music as a Road towards the Symphony

    Cullen, Adam (2008) Schubert’s Chamber Music as a Road towards the Symphony. Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal, 1. pp. 99-120.

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    I have tried my hand at several instrumental works, for I wrote two quartets for violins, viola and ‘cello, and an octet, and I want to write another quartet, in fact, I intend to pave my way towards [a] grand symphony in that manner . . . Thus wrote Franz Schubert on 31 March 1824 to his friend, the painter, Leopold Kupelwieser. The ‘grand symphony’ is understood to mean the ‘Great’ C major Symphony (D944) which we habitually number his Ninth. The two completed quartets mentioned are the ‘Rosamunde’ Quartet in A minor (D804) and the ‘Death and the Maiden’ Quartet in D minor (D8 io ). The octet is catalogued as D803 and the proposed quartet is the G major Quartet (D887). This latter work was not composed until 1826 and therefore may not have contributed to the composition of the ‘Great’ C major Symphony of 1825-1826.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Schubert; Chamber Music; Road; Symphony; Maynooth Musicology;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Music
    Item ID: 9458
    Depositing User: IR Editor
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2018 16:05
    Journal or Publication Title: Maynooth Musicology: Postgraduate Journal
    Publisher: Maynooth Musicology
    Refereed: Yes

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