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Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

Yonatan Malin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195340051
eISBN:
9780199863785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340051.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book explores rhythm and meter in the nineteenth‐century German Lied. It illustrates the transformation of poetic meter into musical rhythm and situates songs within larger aesthetic and ... More


The Early Works

Barbara Owen

in The Organ Music of Johannes Brahms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311075
eISBN:
9780199865314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311075.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter discusses Brahms's early works. It suggests that by the time Brahms was beginning to feel some real mastery of counterpoint, he should have turned to the organ as a medium for three ... More


Meter and Expression in Robert Schumann's Op. 90

Harald Krebs

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/9780195393859.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Meter is an expressive vehicle in much of Robert Schumann's music. In his works prior to 1850 metrical conflict at levels close to the surface plays an especially significant expressive role. Meter ... More


The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Stephen Rodgers (ed.)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Fanny Hensel is arguably the most gifted female composer of the nineteenth century—a composer of over 450 works, including 249 songs, who created some of the most pathbreaking music of her era. As ... More


Seit ich ihn gesehen … kann ich jedoch singen!

Richard Miller

in On the Art of Singing

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195098259
eISBN:
9780190268374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195098259.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter considers Seit ich ihn gesehen, the opening song in Robert Schumann's cycle of eight songs comprising the set called Frauenliebe und -Leben. The recording industry has revitalized ... More


Women’s Private Cosmopolitanism in Literary Translation and Song: Fanny Hensel’s Drei Lieder nach Heinrich Heine von Mary Alexander

Jennifer Ronyak

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter considers the ways in which Fanny Hensel’s Drei Lieder nach Heine von Mary Alexander (unpublished, 1830) can be understood as part of cosmopolitan practices among elite women in the ... More


Gustav Mahler and the Promise of Return

Kevin C. Karnes

in A Kingdom Not of This World: Wagner, the Arts, and Utopian Visions in Fin-de-Siecle Vienna

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199957927
eISBN:
9780199346011
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199957927.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines musical, poetic, and philosophical affinities between Arnold Schoenberg's Gurrelieder and Gustav Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, and suggests that their relatedness points to ... More


Shadow Media

Deirdre Loughridge

in Haydn's Sunrise, Beethoven's Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226337098
eISBN:
9780226337128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226337128.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

In 1775, Johann André published a through-composed setting of Bürger’s folk-style ballad “Lenore.” This chapter uses a 1781 salon performance of the setting as a shadow-play to demonstrate the new ... More


Premiere Performances: Vienna and Munich,1911–1912

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1911, Bruno Walter had to endure the death of his friend Gustav Mahler. He became director of the Vienna Singakademie, a position held by Johannes Brahms almost five decades before. He would also ... More


Carl Loewe’s Performative Romanticism

Dana Gooley

in Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 3 is about Carl Loewe, a little-known musician who undertook an unprecedented and remarkable task: improvising entire songs, both the melody and the accompaniment, on poems given to him by ... More


Introduction

Stephen Rodgers

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

This chapter provides an overview of the book as a whole. It opens with a brief history of Hensel studies—starting with the rediscovery of Hensel in the 1980s, leading through the growth of Hensel ... More


Songs of Travel: Fanny Hensel’s Wanderings

Susan Wollenberg

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The impact of gender on freedom is vividly conveyed by Fanny Hensel’s letter to her cousin Marianne from the Saint Gotthard Pass in 1822, on a family trip: I spent a day . . . I’ll keep forever in my ... More


“You too may change”: Tonal Pairing of the Tonic and Subdominant in Two Songs by Fanny Hensel

Tyler Osborne

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

By and large, discussions on tonal pairing have been limited to works of the late nineteenth century whose competing key centers are a third apart. Even when we find tonal pairing earlier in the ... More


Working with Words: Revisions of Declamation in Fanny Hensel’s Song Autographs

Harald Krebs

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

Fanny Hensel was attentive to declamation, with respect to both correct accentuation and text expression. Her song autographs at the Mendelssohn Archive of the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin provide ... More


The Particularity of the Moment

Julian Johnson

in Rethinking Mahler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Mahler’s symphonies are marked by sudden intrusions, moments of self-awareness that imply reflection upon the symphonic discourse which they interrupt. This is not only a matter of musical form and ... More


Fanny Hensel’s Lieder (ohne Worte) and the Boundaries of Song: The Curious Case of the Lied in D♭ major, Op. 8, No. 3

R. Larry Todd

in The Songs of Fanny Hensel

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780190919566
eISBN:
9780190919597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190919566.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

The subject of this chapter, Fanny Hensel’s Lied in D♭ major for piano solo, Op. 8, No. 3, might seem an anomalous choice for a volume devoted to the composer’s texted Lieder. But one could readily ... More


Goethe’s Faust: Gesamtkunstwerk or Universaltheater?

Hilda Meldrum Brown

in The Quest for the Gesamtkunstwerk and Richard Wagner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780199325436
eISBN:
9780191822360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325436.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

Goethe’s Faust and Wagner’s Ring cycle represent twin peaks in 19th-century art, and this chapter focuses on whether, like its counterpart, Faust can be described as a Gesamtkunstwerk. It ... More


The Earliness of Mahler’s Late Romanticism: The Poetics of the ‘Deceptive Perfect Cadence’ in the Ninth Symphony and

Mark Summerfield

in Rethinking Mahler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199316090
eISBN:
9780190665975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199316090.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The music of late Mahler recurrently features an elision of the traditional deceptive and perfect cadence progressions into a V–VI–I progression: a ‘deceptive perfect cadence.’ The way this ... More


Song and Sign: Poetic-Musical Strategies in Wagner and Strauss

Arnold Whittall

in Singing in Signs: New Semiotic Explorations of Opera

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190620622
eISBN:
9780190620653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190620622.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Wagner believed that reducing vocal display and rejecting the convention that the orchestral material remain subordinate to vocal melody would involve listeners more intensively in the drama, and ... More


Secular Choral Music of the Renaissance (1440–1625)

Chester L. Alwes

in A History of Western Choral Music, Volume 1

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195177428
eISBN:
9780199361946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177428.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The rise of Humanism led to the creation of secular music based on texts in vernacular languages. In this chapter, the various national genres are surveyed: French chanson (both vers mesurée and ... More


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