The Songs of Robert Schumann [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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.'

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780571280995
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Publication date: 10/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,120,040
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition (1969)
Preface to the First Edition (1969)
Preface to the Second Edition (1975)
Preface to the Third Edition (1993)
Schumann as a Song Writer 1
Motifs 11
The Songs 27
1 Prelude 29
2 Leipzig 1840-41 33
3 Dresden 1847-50 189
4 Dusseldorf 1851-52 259
5 Postlude 274
Appendix I: The Early Songs 275
Appendix II: Schumann's Health 276
Appendix III: The Sources 281
Index A: The Songs 285
Index B: General 289
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