A Double Garland: Poetry and Art-Song in Early Nineteenth Century Russia

A Double Garland: Poetry and Art-Song in Early Nineteenth Century Russia

by Thomas P. Hodge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810116847

ISBN-13: 9780810116849

Pub. Date: 12/25/1999

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

Thomas P. Hodge has produced the first literary-historical study of the art-song enterprise in Russia's Golden Age. A Double Garland investigates the interrelationship of poetry and music in Russia, specifically the relations between poets and composers, from 1800 to 1850. Hodge focuses on three major composers of art songs: Alyab'ev, Verstovskii, and

…  See more details below

Overview

Thomas P. Hodge has produced the first literary-historical study of the art-song enterprise in Russia's Golden Age. A Double Garland investigates the interrelationship of poetry and music in Russia, specifically the relations between poets and composers, from 1800 to 1850. Hodge focuses on three major composers of art songs: Alyab'ev, Verstovskii, and Glinka. He surveys their choices of text and, after some preliminary metrical and structural analysis, proceeds to a detailed consideration of the dynamics of poet/composer interaction from various points of view. Hodge presents both the major and minor poets of this period in the context of Russian musical life. Based on extensive archival research, this study will appeal to specialists in Russian poetry and musicologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810116849
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
12/25/1999
Series:
SRLT
Edition description:
1
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Chapter One       Embracing Music in Russian Literary History
Chapter Two       Art Song Prosody
Chapter Three    Lyrical Themes, National Motifs
Chapter Four      Mutatis Mutandis
Chapter Five       Friends and Rivals
Chapter Six         Quid Pro Quo
Chapter Seven   A Double Garland
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >