Schumann's Dichterliebe and Early Romantic Poetics: Fragmentation of Desire

Schumann's Dichterliebe and Early Romantic Poetics: Fragmentation of Desire

by Beate Julia Perrey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521814790

ISBN-13: 9780521814799

Pub. Date: 01/28/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Schumann's famous song cycle Dichterliebe of 1840 is one of the most enigmatic works in the Western musical repertoire. This book employs Romantic poetics and recent critical thought to help explain the mysterious magnetism of this essentially fragmentary work. A musico-poetic analysis demonstrates the voice of the "Other" and presents Schumann as the "second poet

Overview

Schumann's famous song cycle Dichterliebe of 1840 is one of the most enigmatic works in the Western musical repertoire. This book employs Romantic poetics and recent critical thought to help explain the mysterious magnetism of this essentially fragmentary work. A musico-poetic analysis demonstrates the voice of the "Other" and presents Schumann as the "second poet of the poem" when setting Heine's famous Lyrisches Intermezzo. Methodologically, the analysis attempts to synthesize philosophical, literary-critical, music-analytical and psycho-analytical modes of thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521814799
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis, #18
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Early Romantic Forms of Difference: 1. Introduction; 2. The Romantic fragment; 3. Romantic irony; 4. Reflection, language and music; 5. Theories of song: Schumann's 'higher sphere of art'; Part II. Heine's Signature of Modernity: The Lyrisches Intermezzo: 6. Introduction; 7. Heine, the Romantics and disenchantment; 8. Endings, cuts, cyclicity; 9. Heine's imago of a woman; 10. The genesis of the Buch der Lieder; Part III. The Poetics of Dichterliebe: 11. Introduction; 12. Schumann's reception of Heine and the Buch der Lieder; 13. Musico-poetic analysis; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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