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Schubert Bibliography

A select bibliography organised into categories, and listed in order of publication (with the most recent first).

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Christopher Gibbs, The Life of Schubert (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).


Brian Newbould, Schubert: The Music and the Man (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1997).


Elizabeth N. McKay, Franz Schubert: A Biography (Oxford: Oxford University

Press, 1996).


John Reed, Schubert: The Final Years (London: Faber & Faber, 1972). 


Maurice J. Brown, Schubert: A Critical Biography (London: Macmillan and Co., 1958). 





Joe Davies and James William Sobaskie (eds), Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2019).


Lorraine Byrne Bodley and Julian Horton (eds), Rethinking Schubert (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016). 


Lorraine Byrne Bodley and Julian Horton (eds), Schubert’s Late Music: History, Theory, Style (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).


Christopher Gibbs and Morten Solvik (eds), Franz Schubert and His World (Princeton: Princeton University Press 2014).


Barbara Reul and Lorraine Byrne Bodley (eds), The Unknown Schubert (Farnham: Ashgate, 2008).


Brian Newbould (ed.), Schubert the Progressive: History, Performance Practice, Analysis (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003).


Brian Newbould (ed.), Schubert Studies (Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998).



Works: Song


Lisa Feurzeig, Schubert’s Lieder and the Philosophy of Early German Romanticism (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).


Lauri Suurpää, Death in Winterreise: Music-Poetic Associations in Schubert’s Song Cycle (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014).


Graham Johnson, Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs (Yale University Press, 2014). 


Lorraine Byrne Bodley, Schubert’s Goethe Settings (Farnham: Ashgate, 2003). 

Susan Youens, Schubert’s Late Lieder: Beyond the Song Cycles (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).


Lawrence Kramer, Franz Schubert: Sexuality, Subjectivity, Song (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998).


Susan Youens, Schubert, Müller, and Die schöne Müllerin (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997).


Susan Youens, Retracing a Winter’s Journey: Schubert’s Winterreise (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1991).


John Reed, The Schubert Song Companion (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1985).


Works: Instrumental Music 


John Gingerich, Schubert’s Beethoven Project (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).


Susan Wollenberg, Schubert’s Fingerprints: Studies in the Instrumental Works (Farnham: Ashgate, 2011).


Suzannah Clark, Analyzing Schubert (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011). 


Su Yin Mak, Schubert’s Lyricism Reconsidered. Structure, Design and Rhetoric (Saarbrücken: Lambert, 2010).


Charles Fisk, Returning Cycles: Contexts for the Interpretation of Schubert’s Impromptus and Last Sonatas (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001).


Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen, Untersuchungen zur Entwicklung der Sonatenform in der Instrumentalmusik Franz Schuberts (Tutzing:  Hans Schneider, 1994).


Brian Newbould, Schubert and the Symphony: A New Perspective (Surbiton: Toccata Press, 1992). 



Works: Theatre and Sacred Music 


James William Sobaskie, ‘The Dramatic Monologue of Schubert’s Mass in A flat Major’, in Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert, ed. Joe Davies and Sobaskie (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2019), pp. 51–84.  


Lisa Feurzeig, ‘Elusive Intimacy in Schubert’s Final Opera, Der Graf von Gleichen’, in Rethinking Schubert, edited by Lorraine Byrne Bodley and Julian Horton (New York: Oxford University Press, 2016), pp. 333–354. 


Leo Black, Franz Schubert: Music and Belief (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003).


Glenn Stanley, ‘Schubert’s Religious and Choral Music: Toward a Statement of Faith’, in The Cambridge Companion to Schubert, ed. Christopher H. Gibbs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 207–223.


Thomas A. Denny, ‘Schubert’s Operas: ‘the judgement of history?”’, in The Cambridge Companion to Schubert, ed. Christopher H. Gibbs (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp. 224–238. 


Elizabeth N. McKay, Schubert's Music for the Theatre (Tutzing: Hans Schneider, 1991). 

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