Schubert's Poets and the Making of Lieder

Schubert's Poets and the Making of Lieder

by Susan Youens
     
 

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Schubert's choice of poets has traditionally come under fire for the preponderance of mediocre talent, and yet many of these writers were highly esteemed in their day. The author has chosen four such poets—Gabriele von Baumberg, Theodor Körner, Johann Mayrhofer, and Ernst Schulze—in order to reexamine their lives, works, and Schubert's music to their

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Schubert's choice of poets has traditionally come under fire for the preponderance of mediocre talent, and yet many of these writers were highly esteemed in their day. The author has chosen four such poets—Gabriele von Baumberg, Theodor Körner, Johann Mayrhofer, and Ernst Schulze—in order to reexamine their lives, works, and Schubert's music to their verse. All four poets were vivid inhabitants of a vivid era, and their tribulations afford us added insight into the upheavals, the manners and mores, of their day.

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"Simply stated, the book is interesting from beginning to end. Abundant examples from both poetry and music are included along with copious, information-laden endnotes and a substantial bibliography. This very important book is recommended for comparative literature and German language studies as well as music." Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521778626
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

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