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String Trio (Schubert)[edit]


I started String Trio (Schubert) from the red link on the page you mentioned on my talk page (Wikipedia:Requested articles/music#Classical compositions).


  • The easiest way to start out finding sources (see these and these books) and creating citations is to search - and then format the citation using the tool to format the citation. It makes it very easy.
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  • Or you may have your own books or sources that need to be formatted.

Content: The basic components are the initial intro statement, a reference section and categories. You may want to look at other articles in Category:Compositions by Franz Schubert for other sections that you may wish to add, such as movements, etc.

To add information, just click "edit" from the top-line menu and begin typing text about the "==References==" line.

Do you have information that you'd like to add... and then I can help edit as you go for formatting, etc.?--CaroleHenson (talk) 01:14, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

@CaroleHenson: That's funny, Guide to Chamber Music is what I have in front of me. Page 374 also has relevant information, but it's not available on Google Books. I added that page into the citation, if that's okay. AndrewVerbus (talk) 02:48, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
@CaroleHenson: So, how does the page look right now? AndrewVerbus (talk) 04:25, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Great edits and additions!
What do you thinking about expanding some of the information, either by close paraphrasing or quoting with quotation marks or a formatting template some of the following, whatever you thing is noteworthy:
"It was while Schubert was working as an assistant elementary school teacher (a job he detested) from 1814 to 1817 that he became a professional composer. In June 1816 he wrote the cantata Prometheus, the first composition for which he was paid. In September of that year he also wrote a single movement (D. 471) of what was probably intended to be a four-movement string trio and the following September finished an entire four-movement trio (D.581)- his only two essays in the form."
The string trios have two important features in common: both look back more to eighteenth-century forms and styles than ahead to the ninetenth-century methods of composition with which Schubert later became identified. Also, both are rather slight, unprepossessing works that succeed entirely on the basis of their ingenuous charm, warth, and wealth of melody."
Are there any particularly noteworthy recordings or performances of the string trios?--CaroleHenson (talk) 06:09, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
@CaroleHenson: I think "The string trios have two important features in common..." would be a great quote to add. I'll add that in to the beginning, but if there's a better place to put it just correct me. The blurb about being an assistant elementary school teacher while writing the piece is good, as is the fact that they're his only two string trios, but the bit about Prometheus isn't as relevant in my opinion, and the dates of composition and the fact that one of them is unfinished is already in the article. Rather than quote that, I feel that it'd be better to state those facts directly. Could you tell me how the next edits I make are, when I make them? AndrewVerbus (talk) 18:37, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
@CaroleHenson:I forgot to say this before, but there aren't any notable recordings. AndrewVerbus (talk) 18:49, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Ok, cool, you're the expert here. Sure I'll take a look at the next set of edits.--CaroleHenson (talk) 19:57, 5 April 2014 (UTC)

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