Schubert Bibliography

The SIUK website holds a growing bibliography of several hundred books, journal articles, magazines, catalogues, etc., about Schubert the man, his works, and general background information about his times. The books listed are not necessarily 'recommended', though the descriptions of the books may give an opinion about the worth of the book in the eyes of the reviewer - such views are not necessarily the view of SIUK, of course.

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Schubert Thematic Catalogue of all his works in Chronological Order

Deutsch, Otto Erich

1951. 490pp plus 76 pages of appendices, indexes and corrections. Over 1000 incipits. Hilmar: 720

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London: Dent

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The original source of those 'D' numbers. Published in English as Deutsch was living in Cambridge at the time. Well over 550 pages, with a short preface and a few appendices. There is an incipit for each work (several incipits for the major works, operas etc.) and a short description and/or background information. Not exactly bedtime reading, but still invaluable. The detail has been superceded by the German language Franz Schubert Thematisches Verzeichnis seiner Werke in chronologischer Folge. Unfortunately, there has not been an English language translation of the updated ('D2') catalogue, making this edition still required for those whose German is inadequate.

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The Autograph of Three Masters (Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms)

Harrow replicas

1942. 5pp. Not in Hilmar

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Cambridge: Heffer and Sons

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An old, and therefore rather poor reproduction of the famous manuscript with the autograph of Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. Beethoven wrote his song Ich liebe dich on the two inner sides. The manuscript subsequently found it's way into Schubert's hands, and he used the whole of the first side, and a system of the last, for some sketches of a piano sonata. He then used the rest of the last page for some exercises for a pupil! Schubert subsequently gave the second half of the manuscript to his friend Anselm Hüttenbrenner. Brahms acquired the first half from Schubert's nephew Eduard Schneider in 1872, and the second half from a collector. Having reunited the manuscript, he then signed it, and eventually presented it to the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.

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Franz Schubert Piano Sonata in G Major

Ferguson, Howard

1980. 34pp plus 4 pages of introduction, 2 pp of paper notes. Hilmar: 1086

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London: The British Library

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A nice reproduction of the autograph score of the Piano Sonata in G major, D894, with an introductory essay by erstwhile SIUK Vice-President Howard Ferguson and brief notes on the paper by Alan Tyson. The various marks made by the publisher, Tobias Haslinger can be clearly seen.


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Franz Peter Schubert Erlkönig

Turner, J. Rigbie

87598-063-5. 1978. 39pp. Not in Hilmar

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New York: Pierpont Morgan Library

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A nice reproduction of the autograph score of the third version of 'Erlkönig', D328, with an introductory essay by J. Rigbie Turner including notes on the paper and copies of the title and first pages of the first edition, and the first page of the Goethe and Stadler versions. Also has a short bibliography.

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Franz Schubert Drei Symphonie-Fragmente

Hilmar, Ernst (ed)

3-7618-0600-0. 1978. 31pp. (In English and German) Hilmar: 1549

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Kassel: Bärenreiter

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An adequate, though no better, reproduction of the autograph scores of the 3 symphonic fragments in D, which both Deutsch and Brown thought were sketches for a symphony in D, but which have subsequently turned out to be sketches for 3 symphonies, the incomplete D615 and D708A, and the Symphony #10 in D major, D936A, left incomplete at Schubert's death. Each page is signed by Nicolas Dumba. With an editorial note by Ernst Hilmar.

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Franz Schubert Winterreise The Autograph Score

Susan Youens

0-486-25996-X. 1989. 74pp facsimile, 10 pages of notes. Hilmar: 3799

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New York: Dover

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A just about acceptable reproduction of the autograph scores for the two separately composed halves of Winterreise, D911. The first half is a mixture of fair copies and earlier states, the second half is entirely in fair copy. There is an introductory essay and notes on the composition of the work, Robert Winter on the paper details, and so on.

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