German Lieder in the Nineteenth Century

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Rufus Hallmark
Routledge, Sep 10, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 456 pages

German Lieder in the Nineteenth-Century provides a detailed introduction to the German lied. Beginning with its origin in the literary and musical culture of Germany in the nineteenth-century, the book covers individual composers, including Shubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf, the literary sources of lieder, the historical and conceptual issues of song cycles, and issues of musical technique and style in performance practice. Written by eminent music scholars in the field, each chapter includes detailed musical examples and analysis. The second edition has been revised and updated to include the most recent research of each composer and additional musical examples.

 

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Contents

The Literary Context Goethe as Source and Catalyst
1
Franz Schubert The Lied Transformed
35
Robert Schumann The Poet Sings
92
Johannes Brahms VolksliedKunstlied
142
Crosscurrents in Song Six Distinctive Voices
178
Hugo Wolf Subjectivity in the FindeSiècle Lied
239
Gustav Mahler Romantic Culmination
273
Richard Strauss A Lifetime of Lied Composition
332
The Song Cycle Journeys Through a Romantic Landscape
363
Performing Lieder The Mysterious Mix
405
Index
421
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Rufus Hallmark is Professor of Music at Rutgers University.

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