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2nd Edition

German Lieder in the Nineteenth Century

Edited By

Rufus Hallmark

ISBN 9780415990387
Published August 11, 2009 by Routledge
456 Pages

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Book Description

German Lieder in the Nineteenth-Century provides a detailed introduction to the German lied. Beginning with its origin in the literary and musical culture of Germany in the nineteenth-century, the book covers individual composers, including Shubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf, the literary sources of lieder, the historical and conceptual issues of song cycles, and issues of musical technique and style in performance practice. Written by eminent music scholars in the field, each chapter includes detailed musical examples and analysis. The second edition has been revised and updated to include the most recent research of each composer and additional musical examples.

Table of Contents

Preface Rufus Hallmark  1. The Literary Context: Goethe as Source and Catalyst Harry Seelig  2 Franz Schubert: The Prince of Song Susan Youens  3 Robert Schumann: The Poet Sings Rufus Hallmark  4 Johannes Brahms: Volkslied/Kunstlied Virginia Hancock  5 Crosscurrents in Song: Five Distinctive Voices: Carl Loewe, Fanny Hensel, Franz Liszt, Robert Franz, Peter Cornelius Jürgen Thym  6 Hugo Wolf: Subjectivity in the Fin-de-Siècle Lied Lawrence Kramer  7 Gustav Mahler: Romantic Culmination Christopher Lewis  8 Richard Strauss: A Lifetime of Lied Composition Barbara Petersen  9 The Song Cycle: Journeys Through a Romantic Landscape John Daverio  10 Performing Lieder: The Mysterious Mix Robert Spillman


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Rufus Hallmark is Professor of Music at Rutgers University.