Hugo Wolf and his Morike Songs

Hugo Wolf and his Morike Songs

by Susan Youens
     
 

ISBN-10: 052165159X

ISBN-13: 9780521651592

Pub. Date: 03/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Viennese composer Hugo Wolf produced one of the most important song collections of the nineteenth century when he set to music fifty-three poems by the great German poet Eduard Mörike. Susan Youens reappraises this singular collaboration, examining selected Mörike songs in detail to shed new light on the sophisticated interplay between poetry and music.…  See more details below

Overview

Viennese composer Hugo Wolf produced one of the most important song collections of the nineteenth century when he set to music fifty-three poems by the great German poet Eduard Mörike. Susan Youens reappraises this singular collaboration, examining selected Mörike songs in detail to shed new light on the sophisticated interplay between poetry and music. Although Wolf is known as "the Poet's Composer," someone who revered poetry and served it faithfully in his music, Youens reveals how his Mörike songs were also influenced by his own life, psychology and experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521651592
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2015
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; 1. 'Göttlicher Mörike!': an introduction to Eduard Mörike and Hugo Wolf; 2. Peregrina revisited: songs of love and madness; 3. Agnes's songs: the fictional misfortunes and musical fortunes of a nineteenth-century madwoman; 4. Sung desire: from Biedermeier Erotica to fin-de-siècle lied; 5. Doubters and believers: case-studies in the geistliche Lieder; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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