The Cambridge Companion to the Lied / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to the Lied / Edition 1

by James Parsons
     
 

This is the first introductory chronicle of this genre. In essays by eminent scholars, this Companion places the Lied in its full context - at once musical, literary, and cultural - with chapters devoted to focal composers as well as important issues, such as the way in which the Lied influenced other musical genres, its use as a musical commodity, and issues of… See more details below

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This is the first introductory chronicle of this genre. In essays by eminent scholars, this Companion places the Lied in its full context - at once musical, literary, and cultural - with chapters devoted to focal composers as well as important issues, such as the way in which the Lied influenced other musical genres, its use as a musical commodity, and issues of performance. The volume is framed by a detailed chronology of German music and poetry from the late 1730s to the present and also contains a comprehensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521804714
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

The Lied in context : a chronology
Pt. IIntroducing a genre
Introduction : why the Lied?3
1In the beginning was poetry12
Pt. IIThe birth and early history of a genre in the Age of Enlightenment
2The eighteenth-century Lied35
3The Lieder of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven63
Pt. IIIThe nineteenth century : issues of style and development
4The Lieder of Schubert85
5The early nineteenth-century song cycle101
6Schumann : reconfiguring the Lied120
7A multitude of voices : the Lied at mid century142
8The Lieder of Liszt168
9The Lieder of Brahms185
10Tradition and innovation : the Lieder of Hugo Wolf204
11Beyond song : instrumental transformations and adaptations of the Lied from Schubert to Mahler223
Pt. IVInto the twentieth century
12The Lieder of Mahler and Richard Strauss245
13The Lied in the modern age : to mid century273
Pt. VReception and performance
14The circulation of the Lied : the double life of an artwork and a commodity301
15The Lied in performance315

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