Romantic Lieder and the Search for Lost Paradise
By (author) Marjorie Wing Hirsch
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Romantic Lieder and the Search for Lost Paradise by Marjorie Wing Hirsch
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521845335
(247mm x 174mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marjorie Wing Hirsch
Romantic Lieder and the Search for Lost Paradise, Paperback (July 2012)
This book examines the theme of lost paradise in Lieder by nineteenth-century composers including Franz Schubert.
Schubert's Dramatic Lieder, Paperback (April 2009)» View all books by Marjorie Wing Hirsch
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.
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Author Biography - Marjorie Wing Hirsch
Marjorie W. Hirsch is Associate Professor in the Music Department at Williams College, Massachusetts.
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