Schumann's Late Style
By (author) Laura Tunbridge
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Schumann's Late Style by Laura Tunbridge
Book DescriptionSchumann's Late Style is devoted to the study of Robert Schumann's little-known music from the 1850s. The reason most often given for these works having been considered lesser achievements than the earlier song and piano cycles is that Schumann's mental illness had a detrimental effect on his compositions. However, this study demonstrates that there were several other, still more complex, reasons why the music from the 1850s sounded different. Schumann had started to compose 'in a new manner', depending more on preliminary sketches; he also began to write for larger forces (orchestra and chorus), which required a more 'public' style of music, as is also apparent in his works on nationalist themes, and in his more commercial pieces for children. This book thus attempts to disentangle assumptions about Schumann's late style from biographical interpretations, and to consider it in broader artistic, social and cultural contexts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521871686
(247mm x 174mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laura Tunbridge
Rethinking Schumann, Hardback (February 2011)
This collection of essays aims to broaden and update scholarly approaches to Schumann, by considering his works and their reception in the context of various cultural and socio-institutional frameworks, from mid-nineteenth-century politics, through Nazi Germany, to late twentieth-century popular culture.
Song Cycle, Paperback (January 2011)
Investigating the song cycle from Beethoven to today, this introduction covers all the key concepts of this important musical genre.
Schumann's Late Style, Paperback (October 2009)» View all books by Laura Tunbridge
A study of Schumann's little-known music from the 1850s and its relationship to his biography.
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Author Biography - Laura Tunbridge
Laura Tunbridge is Lecturer in Music Analysis and Critical Theory at the University of Manchester.
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