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Robert Schumann: The Book of Songs the Book of Songs [Hardcover]

By Jon W. Finson (Author)
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Arguably no other nineteenth-century German composer was as literate or as finely attuned to setting verse as Robert Schumann. Jon W. Finson challenges long-standing assumptions about Schumann's Lieder, engaging traditionally held interpretations. He argues against the belief that the "Year of Song" simply reflects Schumann's personal life. Finson also devotes attention to the form and metric structure of German poetry that is almost entirely new to the discussion of Schumann's songs.

Arranged in part thematically, rather than merely by strict compositional chronology, this book speaks to the heart of Schumann's music. Finson's sustained attention to performance, such as questions of whether two singers might divide performance of cycles or whether miscellanies form coherent entities, allows the reader to engage Schumann's songs in novel ways.

Finson brings original research and the most recent scholarship to the musically literate public and the expert alike. This represents the definitive work on Schumann's songs and the standard reference for any Schumann enthusiast.

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Studio: Harvard University Press
Pages   318
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.28" Width: 6.58" Height: 1"
Weight:   1.38 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2008
Publisher   Harvard University Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0674026292  
ISBN13  9780674026292  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Jon W. Finson is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Jon W. Finson currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Jon W. Finson has an academic affiliation as follows - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University of North Caroli.

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