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Author Hallmark, Rufus E., 1943- author.

Title Frauenliebe und Leben : Chamisso's poems and Schumann's songs / Rufus Hallmark
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 276 pages) : music
Series Music in context
Music in context.
Contents 1. Prologue-- women in early nineteenth-century Germany: societal conventions, ideology, relationships -- Part I. The poetry. 2. Adelbert von Chamisso: a sketch of his life and works ; 3. Chamisso's poems about women: a literary context for Frauenliebe und Leben -- Part II. The music. 4. The musical reception of Frauenliebe und Leben ; 5. Schumann at work on his songs ; 6. Schumann's cycle: analysis and comparative interpretation -- Afterword -- Appendix 1. Chronological listing of nineteenth-century Frauenliebe und Leben settings -- Appendix 2. Poetry in the original German and in English translation
Summary "Rufus Hallmark's book explores Robert Schumann's beloved yet controversial song cycle Frauenliebe und Leben and the poems of Adelbert von Chamisso on which it is based, setting them in the context of the challenges and social expectations faced by women in early nineteenth- century Germany. Hallmark provides the most extensive English-language study of Chamisso, a poet little known today outside Germany, including a biographical sketch and excerpts from his other poetry. He examines a range of poems about women, by Chamisso and others, and discusses the reception of the poetic and musical cycles, including illustrated editions, contemporary reviews, and other musical settings. Based on new studies of Schumann's manuscript sources and on comparative analyses of his songs and settings by Carl Loewe, Heinrich Marschner, Franz Lachner and others, Hallmark provides fresh musical and interpretive insights into each song."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-272) and index
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Subject Chamisso, Adelbert von, 1781-1838 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Frauenliebe und Leben.
Chamisso, Adelbert von 1781-1838
Chamisso, Adelbert von, 1781-1838.
Schumann, Robert 1810-1856 Frauenliebe und Leben
Frauenliebe und Leben (Schumann, Robert)
German poetry -- 19th century -- Readings with music
Music and literature -- Germany -- History -- 19th century
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- German.
MUSIC -- General.
Music and literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1139017357