The Cambridge Companion to the Lied

The Cambridge Companion to the Lied

by James Parsons
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521800277

ISBN-13: 9780521800273

Pub. Date: 02/29/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Several generations before Schubert, the Lied emerged as domestic entertainment destined to move beyond the home to the symphony hall. This introductory chronicle of this fascinating genre analyzes the Lied in its musical, literary, and cultural contexts—with chapters devoted to focal composers; influence of the Lied on other musical genres; use as a musical

Overview

Several generations before Schubert, the Lied emerged as domestic entertainment destined to move beyond the home to the symphony hall. This introductory chronicle of this fascinating genre analyzes the Lied in its musical, literary, and cultural contexts—with chapters devoted to focal composers; influence of the Lied on other musical genres; use as a musical commodity and issues of performance. The volume includes a chronology and a comprehensive bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521800273
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/29/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Music Series
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on the contributors; Acknowledgments; The Lied in context: a chronology; Names and dates mentioned in this Volume; Part I. Introducing a Genre: 'Introduction: Why the Lied?' James Parsons: 1. 'In the beginning was poetry' Jane Brown; Part II. The Birth and Early History of a Genre in the Age of Enlightenment: 2. The eighteenth-century Lied James Parsons; 3. The Lieder of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven Amanda Glauert; Part III. The Nineteenth Century: Issues of Style and Development: 4. The Lieder of Schubert Marie-Agnes Dittrich; 5. The early nineteenth-century song cycle Ruth O. Bingham; 6. Schumann: reconfiguring the Lied Jürgen Thym; 7. The Lied at mid-century James Deaville; 8. The Lieder of Liszt Rena Charnin Mueller; 9. The Lieder of Brahms Heather Platt; 10. Tradition and innovation: the Lieder of Hugo Wolf Susan Youens; 11. Song beyond song: instrumental transformations and adaptations of the Lied from Schubert to Mahler Christopher H. Gibbs; Part IV. Into the Twentieth Century: 12. The Lieder of Mahler and Richard Strauss James L. Zychowicz; 13. The Lied in the modern age: to mid century James Parsons; Part V. Reception and Performance: 14. The circulation of the Lied: the double life of an artwork and a commodity David Gramit; 15. The Lied in performance Graham Johnson; A guide to suggested further reading; Index.

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