German Lieder in the Nineteenth Century

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9780028708454: German Lieder in the Nineteenth Century

The repertory of the nineteenth-century German lied offers a world of expressiveness condensed into brief moments of musical time. This collection of essays by prominent scholars surveys representative works of the major lied composers, as well as the styles, forms, and poetry that characterize this body of music. Numerous music and text examples are used to illustrate the authors' points, and extensive notes and bibliographies accompany each essay. Contents: Literary context : Goethe as source and catalyst / Harry Seelig -- Franz Schubert : the prince of song / Susan Youens -- Robert Schumann : the poet sings / Rufus Hallmark -- Johannes Brahms : "Volkslied/Kunstlied" / Virginia Hancock -- Crosscurrents in song : five distinctive voices / Jürgen Thym -- Hugo Wolf : subjectivity in the Fin-de-Siécle Lied / Lawrence Kramer -- Gustav Mahler : romantic culmination / Christopher Lewis -- Richard Strauss : a lifetime of lied composition / Barbara A. Petersen -- Song cycle : journeys through a romantic landscape / John Daverio -- Performing lieder : the mysterious mix / Robert Spillman.

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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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Rufus Hallmark is Professor of Music at Rutgers University.

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