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Schumann's Dichterliebe and Early Romantic Poetics
Fragmentation of Desire

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis

  • Date Published: October 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521042451

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  • This book offers a theory of Romantic song by re-evaluating Schumann's Dichterliebe of 1840, one of the most enigmatic works of the repertoire. It investigates the poetics of Early Romanticism in order to understand the mysterious magnetism and singular imaginative energy that imbues Schumann's musical language. The Romantics rejected the ideal of a coherent and organic whole and cherished the suggestive openness of the Romantic fragment, the disconcerting tone of Romantic irony and the endlessness of Romantic reflection - thereby realizing an aesthetic of fragmentation. Close readings of many songs from Dichterliebe show the singer's intense involvement with the piano's voice, suggesting a 'split Self' and the presence of the 'Other'. Seeing Schumann as the 'second poet of the poem' - here of Heine's famous Lyrisches Intermezzo - this book considers essential issues of musico-poetic intertextuality, introducing into musicology a hermeneutic that seeks to synthesize philosophical, literary-critical, music-analytical and psycho-analytical modes of thought.

    • A re-evaluation of Schumann's famous Dichterliebe in its original (1840) and later (1844) version
    • Interdisciplinary approach - encompassing music, poetry and philosophy
    • Views Dichterliebe through the critical lenses of Early Romantic Poetics as well as post-modern knowledge, literary and psychoanalytic theory
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    • Date Published: October 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521042451
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.428kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 36 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Foreword
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part I. Early Romantic Forms of Difference:
    1. Introduction
    2. The Romantic fragment
    3. Romantic irony
    4. Reflection, language and music
    5. Theories of song: Schumann's 'higher sphere of art'
    Part II. Heine's Signature of Modernity: The Lyrisches Intermezzo:
    6. Introduction
    7. Heine, the Romantics and disenchantment
    8. Endings, cuts, cyclicity
    9. Heine's imago of a woman
    10. The genesis of the Buch der Lieder
    Part III. The Poetics of Dichterliebe:
    11. Introduction
    12. Schumann's reception of Heine and the Buch der Lieder
    13. Musico-poetic analysis
    Conclusion
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Beate Julia Perrey, Christ's College, Cambridge
    Beate Julia Perrey is Junior Research Fellow in Music at Christ's College Cambridge. She writes on music, art and poetry.

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