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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


WORDS, MUSIC, AND SONG: THE NINETEENTH‐CENTURY LIED

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter explores further the nature of song and also the process of conceptual blending. As noted in Chapter 2, conceptual blending is a pervasive and often transparent process in which elements ... More


Fantasy Pieces: Metrical Dissonance in the Music of Robert Schumann

Harald Krebs

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195116236
eISBN:
9780199871308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116236.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book, written in the form of a series of dialogues between the Schumannian characters Florestan and Eusebius, proposes a theory of metrical conflict that rigorously develops the metaphorical ... 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


Rethinking Schumann

Roe-Min Kok and Laura Tunbridge (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195393859
eISBN:
9780199894406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

A provocative reexamination of a major Romantic composer, this book provides fresh approaches to Schumann's oeuvre and its reception from the perspectives of literature, visual arts, cultural ... 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


Schumann and the Economization of Musical Labor

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/9780190633585.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 4 details Robert Schumann’s evolution from an eager and fluent improviser into a composer who advocated writing music away from the piano entirely. His evolution demonstrates the growing ... More


The Floral Poetics of Schumann’s Blumenstück, op. 19

Holly Watkins

in Musical Vitalities: Ventures in a Biotic Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226594705
eISBN:
9780226594842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226594842.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 4, “The Floral Poetics of Schumann’s Blumenstück, op. 19,” explores how flowers, as supreme representatives of nonhuman beauty, were woven into nineteenth-century notions of gender, art, and ... More


The end of the song? Robert Schumann's focal dystonia

Eckart Altenmüller

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter focuses on Robert Schumann, one of the most prominent composers of the early romantic period. Early in his adolescence he displayed extraordinary skills in piano playing and attempted to ... More


Rethinking Schumann's Carnaval: Identity, Meaning, and the Social Order

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter is a rewritten version of an essay that first appeared in 1993 in the pioneering feminist collection Musicology and Difference. Robert Schumann's Carnaval is cycle of twenty-one short ... More


Schumann, Beethoven, and the “Distant Beloved”

William Kinderman

in The Creative Process in Music from Mozart to Kurtág

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037160
eISBN:
9780252094286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037160.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter turns to Robert Schumann's Fantasie in C Major, op. 17, a piece that lies at the center of his innovative cluster of piano works from the 1830s and that was conceived in 1836 at the ... More


Integrating Music: Personal and Global Transformations

Michael Tenzer

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The act of cross-cultural musical comparison itself is fraught and in many ways forbidding due to the bewildering complexity of linking aspects of our inner selves with seemingly untranslatable and ... More


Bach and Schumann

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0029
Subject:
Music, History, Western

There are at present very few musicians who think that Johann Sebastian Bach is merely learned, or that learning and emotion cannot go hand in hand. Nevertheless, even now, the whole nature of Bach's ... More


The G-minor Presto

Joel Lester

in Bach's Works for Solo Violin: Style, Structure, Performance

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195120974
eISBN:
9780199865406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195120974.003.05
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The continuous sixteenth notes of the Presto may seem akin to later composers' perpetual-motion movements. But whereas later instances (such as Paganini's) have a swift and supple surface overlying a ... 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


Schumann

Eric Jensen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737352
eISBN:
9780190268145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert Schumann is one of the most intriguing, and enigmatic, composers of the nineteenth century. Extraordinarily gifted in both music and literature, many of his compositions were inspired by ... More


Commitment to Music

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/9780199737352.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes Robert Schumann's period of training under Friedrich Wieck. Schumann felt neglected by Wieck as the latter's primary concern was establishing his daughter's career as a ... More


Endenich

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/9780199737352.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the condition of Robert Schumann during the treatment of his mental illness in Endenich. He was burdened by guilt and believed that he would “burn in hell” for his “evil” ... More


Childhood and Youth

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/9780199737352.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the childhood years of Robert Schumann, and his early accomplishments in music and literature. His musicianship began at the age of seven, when Johann Gottfried Kuntsch taught ... More


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