Goethe and Schubert: The Unseen Bond

Goethe and Schubert: The Unseen Bond

by Kenneth S. Whitton
     
 
Franz Schubert set 80 of Goethe's poems to music; the resulting lieder are masterpieces of the song literature. Whitton discusses the cultural background of the era, describing Goethe's interest in music and musicians, and Schubert's surprisingly wide knowledge of contemporary literature. Each of the songs is treated, with translation and discussion of the background

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Franz Schubert set 80 of Goethe's poems to music; the resulting lieder are masterpieces of the song literature. Whitton discusses the cultural background of the era, describing Goethe's interest in music and musicians, and Schubert's surprisingly wide knowledge of contemporary literature. Each of the songs is treated, with translation and discussion of the background of both text and music. HARDCOVER.

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An authority on the German form (art song evolved from folk song) links two eminent figures in German Romanticism who somehow never met. Whitton (emeritus, European studies, U. of Bradford) showcases Goethe poems known mainly through some 80 Schubert lieder. Indexed by name, Goethe's and Schubert's works. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574670509
Publisher:
Hal Leonard Corporation
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
1400L (what's this?)

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