Franz Schubert’s Music in Performance (Paperback)
Compositional Ideals Notational Intent Historical Realities Pedagogical Foundations
“In this book David Montgomery challenges many operative myths about the music of this great but often misunderstood Viennese master. Chief among them is the lingering notion that Schubert was poorly trained but still managed to turn out brilliant if often flawed scores. Modern adherents of this view believe that Schubert could not notate his own musical wishes accurately and that he was principally a creature of intuition. Accordingly musicians might allow themselves wide intuitive leeway in the interpretation of his music.