Schubert's Late Lieder: Beyond the Song-Cycles

Schubert's Late Lieder: Beyond the Song-Cycles

by Susan Youens
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521793149

ISBN-13: 9780521793148

Pub. Date: 06/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study includes selected songs for voice and piano composed by Schubert between 1822 and his death on November 19, 1828. Schubert was diagnosed with syphilis circa late 1822, and many of the songs discussed were written with his knowledge of impending death. It is possible to discover within them a late song style, full of elegiac references to Schubert's other

Overview

This study includes selected songs for voice and piano composed by Schubert between 1822 and his death on November 19, 1828. Schubert was diagnosed with syphilis circa late 1822, and many of the songs discussed were written with his knowledge of impending death. It is possible to discover within them a late song style, full of elegiac references to Schubert's other death-haunted works and marked by distinctive variation techniques. Youens also introduces six of the poets whose texts were set to music by Schubert.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521793148
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface and acknowledgments; 1. Of dwarfs, perversion, and patriotism: Schubert and Matthäus von Collin; 2. Ego, Ehrgeiz, and the lied: Schubert and 'the Homer of the Habsburgs,' Johann Ladislaus Pyrker; 3. Of song, sorrow, and censorship: Schubert and Carl Gottfried Ritter von Leitner; 4. Songs of life, death, and departure: Schubert's Viennese contemporaries; Select bibliography; Index.

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