Heinrich Heine and the Lied

Heinrich Heine and the Lied

by Susan Youens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521293952

ISBN-13: 9780521293952

Pub. Date: 06/16/2011

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

More than any other poet, Heinrich Heine has provided composers for almost two hundred years with texts for music: more than eight thousand compositions to date. Nineteenth-century composers were drawn in particular to a limited selection of Heine's early lyrical works from the Buch der Lieder and the Neue Gedichte for their songs; poems such as 'Du bist wie eine…  See more details below

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More than any other poet, Heinrich Heine has provided composers for almost two hundred years with texts for music: more than eight thousand compositions to date. Nineteenth-century composers were drawn in particular to a limited selection of Heine's early lyrical works from the Buch der Lieder and the Neue Gedichte for their songs; poems such as 'Du bist wie eine Blume', 'The sea hath its pearls' and 'Was will die einsame Träne' were set to music over and over again. In this 2007 book, Youens examines some of the reasons for Heine's popularity, especially the fact that composers in the second quarter of the nineteenth century were drawn to him for songs in radical styles, songs that redefined what Lied could be and do. Specific topics of this book include Schubert's fusion of reinvented song traditions with radical tonal procedures and the political meanings of poetry and song in Schumann's time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521293952
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. In the beginning: Schubert and Heine; 2. Missing links: the Heine songs of Franz Lachner and Johann Vesque von Püttlingen; 3. A Tale of Three Ballads: Heine and the Schumanns; 4. 'A Flower by any other name': song, sex, society, and 'Du bist wie eine Blume'; Bibliography.

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