Returning Cycles: Contexts for the Interpretation of Schubert's Impromptus and Last Sonatas

Synopsis

"A stunning work of contextual criticism...This is an exceptionally significant book that both sheds new light on a major repertory and brings to a new level the recent transformation within the discipline of musicology. I anticipate that it will have a stimulating and healing influence on music studies."--Susan McClary, author of "Conventional Wisdom

"Fisk makes compelling use of his talents as both performer and critic-analyst of the music that is closest to him. His book will immediately become one of the most significant publications on Schubert of the past few decades. I can think of no other work that treats this repertory with such insight and sensitivity."--Walter Frisch, editor of "Schubert: Critical and Analytical Studies