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Romantic Lieder and the Search for Lost Paradise

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ISBN-10: 0521845335

ISBN-13: 9780521845335

Edition: 2008

Authors: Marjorie W. Hirsch, Marjorie Wing Hirsch

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The archetypal myth of lost paradise, found in both civilized and primitive cultures throughout history, was central to Enlightenment and Romantic thought, influencing philosophical, literary, artistic, and musical works. This book explores manifestations of the lost paradise myth in Lieder by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and other nineteenth-century composers, with emphasis on works conveying nostalgia for classical antiquity, childhood, and folk song. Through a series of autonomous yet interrelated studies, Marjorie Hirsch examines the myths influence on the origins and development of the Romantic Lied. The book thus takes a thematic approach to the study of Romantic…    
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Book details

List price: $88.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/7/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 322
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738

William Allan is McConnell Laing Fellow and Tutor in Classical Languages and Literature at University College, Oxford.

Introduction: Seeking lost paradise
The Lost World of Antiquity
Schubert's Greek revival
Goethe, Wolf, and the lure of immortality
The Lost World of Childhood
Sleep and death in Schubert's lullabies
Brahms's spiral journey back home
The Lost World of Folk Song
Schubert's songs-within-songs
On wings of song from Reichardt to Mahler