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Author Hirsch, Marjorie Wing.

Title Romantic Lieder and the search for lost paradise / Marjorie W. Hirsch.

Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  782.420943 HIRS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 308 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [246]-302) and index.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction: Seeking lost paradise; Part I. The Lost World of Antiquity: 1. Schubert's Greek revival; 2. Goethe, Wolf, and the lure of immortality; Part II. The Lost World of Childhood: 3. Sleep and death in Schubert's lullabies; 4. Brahms's spiral journey back home; Part III. The Lost World of Folk Song: 5. Schubert's songs-within-songs; 6. On wings of song from Reichardt to Mahler.
Summary "The archetypal myth of lost paradise, found in both civilized and primitive cultures throughout history, was central to Enlightenment and Romantic thought, influencing philosophical, literary, artistic, and musical works. This book explores manifestations of the lost paradise myth in Lieder by Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Hugo Wolf, and other nineteenth-century composers, with emphasis on works conveying nostalgia for classical antiquity, childhood, and folk song. Through a series of autonomous yet interrelated studies, Marjorie Hirsch examines the myth's influence on the origins and development of the Romantic Lied. The book thus takes a thematic approach to the study of Romantic Lieder, with introductory sections supplying historical context for analyses of individual songs or small groups of songs expressing nostalgia for lost paradise in various guises."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Songs, German -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9780521845335 (hbk.)
0521845335 (hbk.)