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SCHUMANN: CRYPTOGRAPHER OR PICTOGRAPHER?

John Daverio

in Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert and Clara Schumann were one of the most remarkable artist couples in the history of Western music. Their emotional lives affected their artistry, and this process was especially decisive for ... More


THE FOLDED FAN

John Daverio

in Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The practice of cryptography as a viable medium for Schumann's and Brahms' aural embodiments of Clara has been ruled out. Thus, how they attempted to capture the image of Clara in tone remains ... More


The Fictional Lives of the Schumanns

David Ferris

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Using two recent biographical novels as examples, this chapter argues that the fictional narratives created by novelists can give literary meaning to the Schumanns' lives and can explicitly address ... More


 Creating the Solo Recital

Kenneth Hamilton

in After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195178265
eISBN:
9780199870035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178265.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter traces the development of the piano recital from the variety concerts of the early 19th-century to the present day, along with the associated repertoire and programme planning. Many ... More


New Light on Robert Schumann’s Bach Reception

Russell Stinson

in Bach's Legacy: The Music as Heard by Later Masters

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190091224
eISBN:
9780190091255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091224.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter considers how Robert Schumann responded to Bach’s organ chorales, as well as to his St. Matthew and St. John Passions, on the basis of newly unearthed archival materials. According to ... More


The Organ Music of Johannes Brahms

Barbara Owen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311075
eISBN:
9780199865314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311075.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Influenced by Robert and Clara Schumann and Joseph Joachim, Johannes Brahms not only learned to play the organ at the beginning of his career, but also wrote significant compositions for the ... More


The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Russell Stinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bach's music has made an indelible mark on all those who compose for the organ, and in the 19th century, Bach's music was revived, revered, and brought to life for a musical public. This study ... More


At the Interstice between “Popular” and “Classical”: Schumann's Poems of Queen Mary Stuart and European Sentimentality at Midcentury

Jon W. Finson

in Rethinking Schumann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert Schumann's Die Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart, Op. 135, represents the last song cycle he composed and the last work he published altogether (from his confinement in Endenich). Because of ... More


Family Resemblances

Paul Berry

in Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982646
eISBN:
9780199365050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982646.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Over four decades of musical and personal interchange, Brahms’s connections with the Schumann family provoked several well-known crises, but Chapters 5-7 explore the mutual reassurances that ... More


Married Life in Leipzig

Eric Frederick Jensen

in Schumann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737352
eISBN:
9780190268145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the marriage of Robert and Clara Schumann. Their marriage provided them with the opportunity to share ideas, grow, and develop individually and together in music. Schumann ... More


Shared Nostalgia

Paul Berry

in Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982646
eISBN:
9780199365050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982646.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

One of Brahms’s many musical gifts for Clara Schumann was the Capriccio for solo piano, Op. 76 No. 1, which she learned by heart in an unpublished manuscript version. Before releasing the Capriccio ... More


Grief and Transformation

Paul Berry

in Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982646
eISBN:
9780199365050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982646.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The finale of Brahms’s Violin Sonata, Op. 78, famously incorporates material from his own Regenlied and Nachklang, Op. 59 Nos. 3 and 4. These songs, however, also carried private connotations for ... More


Clara Schumann’s Setting of “Ich stand”

David Lewin

in Studies in Music with Text

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182088
eISBN:
9780199850594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182088.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Clara Schumann, wife of Robert Schumann, apparently began to compose songs only after her marriage, for the first three that we know of were presented to her husband as a gift for Christmas that ... More


Clara Schumann, “Liebst du um Schönheit” (1841)

Michael Baker

in Analytical Essays on Music by Women Composers: Secular & Sacred Music to 1900

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190237028
eISBN:
9780190237059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190237028.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Schenker’s concept of interruption represents a vital link between tonal structure and thematic design. A close reading of Schenker’s presentation of the concept in Free Composition reveals that ... More


Concealment as Self-Restraint

Paul Berry

in Brahms Among Friends: Listening, Performance, and the Rhetoric of Allusion

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199982646
eISBN:
9780199365050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982646.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The final chapter returns once more to Brahms’s longest and most complex friendship. Cryptic comments and scraps of musical notation in correspondence with Emma and Theodor Wilhelm Engelmann suggest ... More


Franz Liszt

Russell Stinson

in The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins by discussing how Franz Liszt came to know of Bachian music. It provides evidence that Liszt gained interest in the Six Great Preludes and Fugues for organ, and that he began to ... More


“The Poet Speaks”: Schumann and Childhood

Eric Frederick Jensen

in Schumann

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737352
eISBN:
9780190268145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes what Robert Schumann was like as a father to his children. Schumann enjoyed spending time with his children. He read to them, went on walks with them, picked flowers with them, ... More


Johannes Brahms – Ein deutsches Requiem

Dennis Shrock

in Choral Monuments: Studies of Eleven Choral Masterworks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190469023
eISBN:
9780190469061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190469023.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 8 begins with historical precedents, including Brahms’s appointments as a choral conductor during his early professional life, his interest in and performance of works by J. S. Bach, and his ... More


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