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Robert Schumann

The Book of Songs

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$73.50 • £58.95 • €66.00

ISBN 9780674026292

Publication Date: 01/31/2008


336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

72 musical examples; 4 tables


  • Preface
  • Sigla
  • I. Schumann’s Early Songs and the Lieder of his First Maturity
    • 1. Songs of Marriage
    • 2. Irony and the Heine Cycles
    • 3. Cycles of Wandering
    • 4. Romances, Ballads, and the Via media
    • 5. Lyrical Schemes: Collections of Earlier Lieder und Gesänge
  • II. Schumann’s Later Songs
    • 6. The Advent of the “New Style” and the Later Cycles
    • 7. Poets in Review during the Later Years
    • 8. Collections in the New Style
    • Epilogue: Reception of the Late Style
  • Notes
  • Editions of Music Consulted and Bibliography
  • Index

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