Schubert Links by Gidon Berman


Top 4 Comprehensive sites, ranking by Google

  1. Franz Schubert at Classical Music pages by Matt Boynick. Includes a biography extracted from the Grove Concise Dictionary of Music with permission, sound files (MP3 and WAV) of the nine symphonies, a picture gallery with four pictures, a minimal introduction to the Deutsch catalogue and a link to a bibliography which did not work at the time I visited the site
  2. The Secrets behind Franz Schubert by Kristofer Andréasson. Contains a biography, some audio files (MIDI), discussions of the Unfinished Symphony and other compositions, as well as an option to leave feedback (which is later analyzed) and some links. Funny feature: a trout crossing your screen, after Schubert's Forelle. Also available in German and Spanish
  3. Classical Net Franz Peter Schubert, by Dave Lampson. Provides two midi samples, recommended biographies and scores, major works, recordings and reviews, as well as a few links to other Schubert sites. Dave Lampson, a great music lover and Internet pioneer, recommended warmly on a Duo Beer Sheva Schubert CD in one of his early documents
  4. Notes on Franz Schubert by Bart Berman. This site is ranked number four in a free Franz Schubert search on Google. We thank you for your trust and feel rewarded for our efforts

Top 5 Link sites in English, ranking by Google

  1. Links to Franz Schubert Web Sites by Cynthia Cyrus. Cynthia Cyrus is a professor at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. She continuously updates her Schubert link page with excellent descriptions. Links are organized in several catagories; all links work. Definitely the best Schubert link page
  2. Classical Composers Database Franz Schubert by Jos Smeets. Jos Smeets is a Dutch computer professional and a vivid classical music lover. This page contains 20 links, some recommendations. Also a picture and basic demographics (natural migration, or in other words: birth and death). Cool feature: you can choose the page style
  3. The Music Beat Franz Schubert. Links to CD reviews, other websites and music pieces, powered through Open Directory and Amazon
  4. Romantic Era Music Links by Charles Moss. Not only Schubert, yet a nice collection of Schubert items in this list
  5. MusicMoz Franz Schubert. Provides 26 general links and 4 additional links on Winterreise. Also basic demographics. Affiliated with and identical to the Open Directory list

Top 5 Analysis sites, ranking by Google

  1. Franz Schubert: 13 Variations, D. 576 by Craig Sapp, a Stanford PhD candidate in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics
  2. Franz Schubert: "Winterreise" by Rick Hartung, artist manager
  3. Notes on Franz Schubert by Bart Berman. This site is ranked third among the Schubert analysis sites. Manager's note: I hope that the improved lay-out and content is worth its wonderful rank on all search engines, and inclusion in many link lists with wonderful descriptions and reviews. Thank you!
  4. The Schubert Institute UK (SIUK) contains a true treasury of biographies, lists of works, discographies, filmographies, articles, book review, CD reviews and links. Probably the best Schubert site on the web!!!
  5. Analysis of Franz Schubert and his work. Also explanation of concepts, suggested listening and 4 links

More links to be added soon


Analysis of Five Piano Duets
The Unfinished Piano Sonatas
Completing the Unfinished Sonatas
Questions & Answers

Concert schedule

"Duo 4", with pianist Meir Wiesel
Abbie de Quant, flute
Tamar piano trio
Duos with vocalists

For keyboards
For vocalists & choir
For string instruments
For wind instruments

Pianist Sara Fuxon (1932-92), partner in Duo Beer Sheva


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