The collection of essays in this volume offer an overview of Schubertian reception, interpretation and analysis. Part I surveys the issue of Schubert's alterity concentrating on his history and biography. Following on from the overarching dualities of Schubert explored in the first section, Part II focuses on interpretative strategies and hermeneutic positions. Part III assesses the diversity of theoretical approaches concerning Schubert's handling of harmony and tonality whereas the last two parts address the reception of his instrumental music and song. This volume highlights the complexity and diversity of Schubertian scholarship as well as the overarching concerns raised by discrete fields of research in this area.
Julian Horton is Professor and Head of the Department of Music at Durham University, UK and President of the Society for Music Analysis. Christopher H. Gibbs, Maynard Soloman, Rita Steblin, David Gramit, John Gingerich, Robert Schumann, Theodor W. Adorno, Edward T. Cone, Scott Burnham, Donald Francis Tovey, Richard L. Cohn, David Kopp, David Damschroder, James Webster, Carl Dahlhaus, Richard Kurth, Nicholas Marston, Su Yin Mak, Joseph Kerman, David Lewin, Susan Youens, Lawrence Kramer, David T. Bretherton.