Music and literature in German romanticism /
edited by Siobhán Donovan and Robin Elliott.
Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2004.
xxix, 233 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
1571132589 (alk. paper)
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Rochester, N.Y. : Camden House, 2004.
1571132589 (alk. paper)
general note
Selected papers from the interdisciplinary conference "Music and Literature in German Romanticism" held Dec. 8-10, 2000, at the University College Dublin.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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During the Romantic era, many in Germany believed music to be the highest art form, representing the quintessence of Romanticism and able to express what could not be expressed in words. This book studies the work of composers during this period and examines the cross-over between music and literature.
Main Description
Essays on the synthesis of the musical and literary arts in German Romanticism.
Main Description
The interrelationship between music and literature reached its zenith during the Romantic era, and nowhere was this relationship more pronounced than in Germany. Many representatives of literary and philosophical German Romanticism held music to be the highest and most expressive, quintessentially Romantic art form, able to convey what cannot be expressed in words: the ineffable and metaphysical. The influence was reciprocal, with literature providing a rich source of inspiration for German composers of both instrumental and vocal music, giving rise to a wealth of new forms and styles. The essays in this volume are selected from papers presented at an international, interdisciplinary conference held at University College Dublin in December 2000, and include contributions from Germanists, musicologists, comparatists, and performance artists. This interdisciplinarity makes for informed and complementary approaches and arguments. The essays cover not only the "Romantic" nineteenth century (commencing with the early Romanticism of the Jena circle), but also look ahead to the legacy, reception, and continuation of German Romanticism in the modern and postmodern ages. Alongside new readings of familiar and established writers and composers such as Goethe, Hoffmann, Wagner, and Schubert, a case is made for other figures such as Wackenroder, Novalis, Schlegel, Schumann, Brahms, Liszt, and Berlioz, as well as less-known figures such as Ritter, Schneider, and Termen, and for a reconsideration of questions of categorization. The essays will appeal to readers with a wide variety of academic, musical, and literary interests.Siobhán Donovan is a Lecturer in the Department of German at University College Dublin. Robin Elliott is Jean A. Chalmers Chair in Canadian Music at the University of Toronto.
Table of Contents
Iniquitous innocence : the ambiguity of music in the Phantasien uber die Kunst (1799)p. 1
The cosmic-symphonic : novalis, music, and universal discoursep. 13
"Das Horen ist ein Sehen von und durch innen" : Johann Wilhelm Ritter and the aesthetics of musicp. 27
Music and non-verbal reason in E. T. A. Hoffmannp. 43
Perceptions of Goethe and Schubertp. 59
Goethe's Egmont, Beethoven's Egmontp. 75
A tale of two Fausts : an examination of reciprocal influence in the responses of Liszt and Wagner to Goethe's faustp. 87
Musical gypsies and anti-classical aesthetics : the Romantic reception of Goethe's Mignon character in Brentano's Die mehreren Wehmuller und ungarische Nationalgesichterp. 105
Stages of imagination in music and literature : E. T. A. Hoffmann and Hector Berliozp. 123
The voice from the hereafter : E. T. A. Hoffmann's ideal of sound and its realization in early twentieth-century electronic musicp. 143
"My song the midnight raven has outwing'd" : Schubert's "Der Wanderer" D. 649p. 165
The notion of personae in Brahms's "Bitteres zu sagen denkst du," op. 32, no. 7 : a literary key to musical performance?p. 183
Robert Schneider's Schlafes Bruder - a neo-romantic Musikernovelle?p. 203
Notes on the contributorsp. 217
Notes on the editorsp. 221
Indexp. 223
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