- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Online publication date: September 2011
- Print publication year: 1997
- Online ISBN: 9781139002172
- Book DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CCOL9780521482295
This Companion to Schubert examines the career, music, and reception of one of the most popular yet misunderstood and elusive composers. Sixteen chapters by leading Schubert scholars make up three parts. The first seeks to situate the social, cultural, and musical climate in which Schubert lived and worked, the second surveys the scope of his musical achievement, and the third charts the course of his reception from the perceptions of his contemporaries to the assessments of posterity. Myths and legends about Schubert the man are explored critically and the full range of his musical accomplishment is examined.