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Franz Schubert

(1797—1828) Austrian composer


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(b Liechtenthal, 31 Jan. 1797; d Vienna, 19 Nov. 1828)

Austrian composer. He wrote no ballet scores but his concert music has often been used for dance. Rosamunde has been used by, among others, Leontiev (Vienna State Opera, 1928), Adama (Hanover, 1968), and Catá (Geneva, 1968); The Unfinished Symphony by Isadora Duncan (Paris, 1927); The Wanderer Fantasy by Balanchine (in Errante, Les Ballets 1933) and by Ashton (in The Wanderer, Sadler's Wells Ballet, 1941); Death and the Maiden by A. Howard (1st movement only; Ballet Rambert, 1937), by R. North (Ballet Rambert, 1984), and Marin (May B, Angers, 1991); 7th Symphony by Massine (in Labyrinth, Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, 1941); 2nd Symphony by H. Lander (in Printemps à Vienne, Paris, 1954); the Trio in B major by van Manen (in Grand Trio, Vienna, 1978); Winterreise by T Brown (2002) and Emanuel Gat (in Winter Journey, 2004); the songs Wiegenlied, Ständchen, and Erlkönig by Mark Morris in Bedtime (1992); and the Piano Trio in E flat by Morris in Rock of Ages (2005). Kudelka used an arrangement of his music in Mixed Program (Toronto, 1991).

Subjects: Music.


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