Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: 1st US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
First US edition/first printing in about Fine condition in Near Fine dust-jacket with sunning to spine. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century, as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number.
This book tells the story of Schubert's life and music in Vienna, from his early years as a child prodigy to his creative years in the city and his death at the age of 31. Charles Osborne provides a wealth of new information, including details of Schubert's collaboration with other composers and his influence on later composers. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in Schubert's music or Viennese history.; Photographs; 8vo.