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Schubert Die Sch�ne M�llerin

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ISBN-10: 0521422795

ISBN-13: 9780521422796

Edition: 1992

Authors: Susan Youens, Julian Rushton

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This guide to Schuberts much-loved song cycle explores both the music and the poetry from a variety of perspectives. It includes biography and cultural history, literary interpretation, source studies, and musical analysis. The genesis of both Wilhelm Mllers poetry, which began as a literary salon game in 1816, and the music, composed soon after Schubert discovered that he had contracted syphilis, is discussed in the first two chapters, which also include little-known information about the poet, the premier of the cycle, and Eduard Hanslicks critiques later in the nineteenth century. The chapters on the poetry discuss Mllers uneasy relationship to the tenets of Romanticism; the influence of…    
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 132
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.50" long x 0.43" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

List of illustrations
The poet of Die schone Mullerin
The poet and his works
The genesis of the poetic cycle
The first song cycle and early versions of the poetry
The completed cycle
Schubert and the genesis of the music
Schubert's illness
The compositional history of the song cycle
Sources, copies, and the second edition
The premiere of the cycle
In conclusion: little-known illustrations of the cycle
Romantic illusions: the poetic texts, nos. 1-12
Disillusionment and death: the poetic texts continued
The music of Die schone Mullerin
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