Schumann's Music and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Fiction

Schumann's Music and E. T. A. Hoffmann's Fiction

by John MacAuslan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107141230
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/19/2016
Pages: 300
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

John MacAuslan is an independent scholar who holds a Ph.D. in music. He worked for many years in Her Majesty's Treasury, the National Gallery and as a Civil Service Commissioner, as well as working for the NGO War Child.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Chrysalis, 1827–34: Schumann's emergence as a literary composer; 2. Notions of resonance and expression; 3. A musical carnival, 1834–7: Carnaval, op. 9; 4. Form, content and conception; 5. Dream images, 1837: Fantasiestücke, op. 12; 6. 'In possession of the secret', 1836–8: Schumann's stylistic evolution; 7. New worlds, 1838: Kreisleriana, op. 16; 8. Associations and expressiveness in Schumann's 'Hoffmann works'; 9. Anti-matter, 1839–40: Nachtstücke, op. 23; 10. 'The closed book': interpreting aesthetic entities; Appendices: Appendix 1. Concordance of Novalis excerpts; Appendix 2. Novalis and the Schumann of 1828; Appendix 3. Extracts from selected German original texts.

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