Schubert, Muller, and Die schone Mullerin

Schubert, Muller, and Die schone Mullerin

by Susan Youens
     
 

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The collaboration of Schubert and the poet Wilhelm MÜller produced some of the best loved of nineteenth-century lieder--in particular Die schöne MÜllerin. Professor Youens shows how this archetypal tale of love and rejection is reflected in the poet's own experience. She considers other poets' explorations of the subject, and looks at other musical…  See more details below

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The collaboration of Schubert and the poet Wilhelm MÜller produced some of the best loved of nineteenth-century lieder--in particular Die schöne MÜllerin. Professor Youens shows how this archetypal tale of love and rejection is reflected in the poet's own experience. She considers other poets' explorations of the subject, and looks at other musical settings of MÜller's mill poems. Above all she examines MÜller's permutation of the literary legends as an exploration of erotic obsession, delusion, frenzy, disillusionment and death and the way in which Schubert altered MÜller's vision when the poetic cycle became a musical text.

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"Following the successful format of the previous books, she brings together a wealth of knowledge of political and social history, literary imagery, art and drama with the authoritative musical analysis one would expect from a highly respected musicologist.... Schubert's Late Lieder is a welcome addition to the serious musician's library. It provides needed information about Schubert's lesser poets and sheds light on the life and literary influences of early nineteenth-century Vienna." American Music Teacher

"Youens has produced a stimulating and insightful book fully deserving of a place on every Schubert lover's shelf." Marjorie Hirsch, Notes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028653
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/02/2006
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,180,049
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.55(d)

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