By Eric Frederick Jensen
Книга Schumann SchumannКниги Музыка Автор: Eric Frederick Jensen Год издания: 2001 Формат: pdf Издат.:Oxford college Press Страниц: 408 Размер: 17,2 ISBN: 0195135660 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Robert Schumann, probably the most loved composers of the Romantic move, embodied the eagerness and innovative spirit of his age. identified for his musical and literary genius and his mythical romance along with his spouse Clara, Schumann was once additionally plagued with debilitative bouts of melancholy that ledhim to reside his final days in a German psychological asylum. this significant new biography recreates the dynamics of this guy and his song with remarkable variety, delivering new perception into his ultimate years and his lasting musical achievements.Drawing on Schumann's lately released journals, letters, and new study, writer Eric Jensen renders a balanced portrait of the composer with either scholarly authority and fascinating readability. Biographical chapters trade with observation on Schumann's piano, choral, symphonic, and operaticworks, demonstrating how the situations of his lifestyles assisted in shaping the song he wrote at numerous classes. Chronicling the forbidden romance of Robert and Clara, Jensen bargains a nuanced examine the evolution in their courting. He additionally follows Schuman's inventive musical feedback, whichchampioned the burgeoning careers of Chopin, Liszt, and Brahms and challenged the musical tastes of nineteenth-century Europe. most significantly, he provides new facts that Schumann--locked away within the asylum at Endenich--had back sufficiently to healthiness to justify his elimination from confinementa 12 months sooner than his loss of life. just like the options of his ultimate compositions from 1845-1854, his sanity used to be neglected and misunderstood by means of his contemporaries. Jensen corrects the old list, illuminating the tragedy of Schumann's ultimate days and refuting the typical dismissal of his ultimate worksas the results of an risky mind.A major addition to tune literature, Schumann is the 1st authoritative biography of the composer written for common readers in addition to track scholars and historians.
Read Online or Download Schumann PDF
Similar forms & genres books
This worthy source is a revised variation of an important index to vocal works composed for no less than one solo voice and one device (other than piano or guitar) as much as twelve solo voices and twelve solo tools. The booklet contains a short creation on easy methods to educate vocal chamber song, with tips about working a profitable ensemble.
Ricordi is proud to give the 1st titles of their new sequence of orchestral rankings that includes enticing photos (from Casa Ricordi's old data) and synopses in Italian, English, French and German. additionally, those ratings function heavier conceal and paper inventory plus better binding.
This a little irreverent consultant to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's nice operas, together with Aida, l. a. Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers.
In shaping choral tone, administrators frequently desire to increase the sound in their choir, yet are challenged to pinpoint underlying difficulties or to lead singers towards ideas. Now, in Prescriptions for Choral Excellence, expert vocal pedagogue Shirlee Emmons and top choral director Constance Chase equip choral administrators with the sensible instruments they should support singers in attaining height choral functionality.
- Conducting Concerti: A Technical and Interpretive Guide
- Story behind the Protest Song: A Reference Guide to the 50 Songs That Changed the 20th Century
- The quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner
- The Concerto: A Research and Information Guide (Routledge Music Bibliographies)
Extra info for Schumann
39 40 • S C H U M A N N Yet Schumann's passion for writing and his enthusiasm for literature set him distinctly apart. Until he was twenty, he was considering writing as a career. His diary and letters confirm his intentions and reveal a deliberately cultivated literary style. What makes Schumann's literary interests particularly intriguing is the close association in his mind of word with music. " Although a juvenile effort with little original thought, it indicates where his sympathies lay. In his diary for 1828, he wrote: "Tones are words, but on a higher level.
Letter to his mother of 25 May 1829 inJS, p. 150. 26 • S C H U M A N N In addition to the scenic splendor, Schumann took delight in several of his fellow travelers. He was much taken with a jovial major who claimed to have been an adjutant for one of Napoleon's most colorful marshals, Joachim Murat. More significant was Schumann's association with Wilhelm Haring, whom he met on the way to Frankfurt. Haring wrote under the pseudonym Willibald Alexis, and was a well-known author of both fiction and poetry.
40 Wieck replied quickly, eager to set her mind at ease. In his usual manner, he wrote bluntly, and with more than a touch of arrogance: Let your son leave Heidelberg—his imagination becomes heated there— and return to cold, flat Leipzig. I pledge within three years, by means of his talent and imagination, to make your son Robert into one of the greatest pianists now living—with more warmth and spirit than Moscheles, and more nobility than Hummel. Proof of this I present to you with my eleven-year-old daughter.