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Schumann and His World

We know Robert Schumann in many ways: as a visionary composer, a seasoned journalist, a cultured man of letters, and a genius who, having passed his mantle on to the young Brahms, succumbed to mental illness in 1856. Drawing on recent pathbreaking research, this collection offers new perspectives on this seminal nineteenth-century figure.In Part I, Leon Botstein and Michael P. Steinberg assess Schumann's efforts to place music at the center of German culture, in public and private sectors. Bernhard R. Appel offers a probing source study of one of Schumann's most personal works, the Album für die Jugend, Op. 68, while John Daverio considers the generic identity of Das Paradies und die Peri, and Jon W. Finson reexamines the first version of the Eichendorff Liederkreis. Gerd Nauhaus investigates Schumann's approach to the symphonic finale, and R. Larry Todd considers the intractable issue of "ations and allusions in Schumann's music. Part II presents letters and memoirs, including unpublished correspondence between Clara Schumann and Felix and Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. In Part III, conflicting critical views of Schumann are juxtaposed. Some of these sources are translated into English for the first time.Originally published in 1994.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
eBook, English, 2014
Course Book
Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2014
Electronic books
1 online resource (408 pages) : illustrations.
9780691607023, 9780691036984, 9781400863860, 0691607028, 0691036985, 1400863864
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsHistory, Rhetoric, and the Self: Robert Schumann and Music Making in German-Speaking Europe, 1800-18603Schumann's Homelessness47On Quotation in Schumann's Music80Schumann's Symphonic Finales113Schumann's "New Genre for the Concert Hall": Das Paradies und die Peri in the Eyes of a Contemporary129The Intentional Tourist: Romantic Irony in the Eichendorff Liederkreis of Robert Schumann156"Actually, Taken Directly from Family Life": Robert Schumann's Album fur die Jugend171The Correspondence between Clara Wieck Schumann and Felix and Paul Mendelssohn205Reminiscences of Robert Schumann (1878)233Robert Schumann in Endenich (1899)268Schumanniana (1925)288On Robert Schumann's Piano Compositions (1844)303Robert Schumann with Reference to Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and the Development of Modern Music in General (1845)317Robert Schumann (1855)338Schumanniana No. 4: The Present Musical Epoch and Robert Schumann's Position in Music History (1861)362On Schumann as Symphonist (1904-1906)375Index of Names and Compositions385List of Contributors395
"Published in conjunction with the Bard Music Festival"--Half t.p. verso