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Schumann's Late Style

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ISBN-10: 0521871689

ISBN-13: 9780521871686

Edition: 2007

Authors: Laura Tunbridge

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Schumanns Late Style is the first study in English devoted to Robert Schumanns little-known music from the 1850s. The reason most often given for these works having been considered lesser achievements than the earlier song and piano cycles is that Schumann's mental illness had a detrimental effect on his compositions. However, this study demonstrates that there were several other, still more complex, reasons why the music from the 1850s sounded different. Schumann had started to compose 'in a new manner, depending more on preliminary sketches; he also began to write for larger forces (orchestra and chorus), which required a more 'public style of music, as is also apparent in his works on…    
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List price: $120.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 258
Size: 6.69" wide x 9.61" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

Laura Tunbridge is Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Schumann's Late Style (2007) and co-editor of Rethinking Schumann, as well as having contributed chapters and articles to The Cambridge Companion to Schumann (2007), The Musical Quarterly, Music and Letters, the Cambridge Opera Journal, Opera Quarterly and The Journal of the Royal Musical Association.

Introduction: Raising Schumann
Songs of farewell
The sound of legend
Collecting thoughts
Hearing voices
On a cracked bell
In search of Diotima
Chronology of Schumann's compositions, 1850-1856