The Songs of Robert Schumann

The Songs of Robert Schumann

by Eric Sams
     
 

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Eric Sams' study of Schumann's 246 songs (Faber 1961, revised 1993) - a companion volume to his The Songs of Hugo Wolf, also available in Faber Finds - remains a classic text. By providing a translation, commentary and notes for each of the songs, tracing original sources and relating recurring themes vividly to Schumann's life, Sams provides a unique

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Eric Sams' study of Schumann's 246 songs (Faber 1961, revised 1993) - a companion volume to his The Songs of Hugo Wolf, also available in Faber Finds - remains a classic text. By providing a translation, commentary and notes for each of the songs, tracing original sources and relating recurring themes vividly to Schumann's life, Sams provides a unique documentary of Schumann's song-writing art.

The book includes a foreword (to the First Edition) by the legendary accompanist, Gerald Moore,

who writes:

'So felicitous is the writing that one is hardly conscious of the erudition and profound thought that have gone into the making of it . . . Eric Sams has produced a work that will be read and read again as long as Robert Schumann's songs are loved.'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780571280995
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Publication date:
10/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
3 MB

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