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Schubert's Dramatic Lieder

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Schubert's Dramatic Lieder by Marjorie Wing Hirsch
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This book explores the way in which Schubert revolutionised the Lied, transforming folk song into art song through the mixture of dramatic and lyrical vocal genres. By introducing dramatic poetry and musical traits within solo song settings, he turned the Lied into a highly expressive musical medium capable of conveying the complexities and nuances of the new Romantic poetry. In so doing, he created an art form which attracted nearly every subsequent composer of the period. Schubert's numerous dramatic songs have baffled critics from his day to our own. Their unusual stylistic characteristics - through composed form, progressive tonal structures, declamatory vocal lines, illustrative accompaniments - fly in the face of traditional conceptions of the Lied. Dr Hirsch's discussion and analysis of selected dramatic Lieder illuminate Schubert's compositional innovation.
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
48 music examples
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
192
Dimensions
152x229x11
ISBN-13
9780521107198
Product ID
2965227

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