The music of the German composer and critic Robert Alexander Schumann made a significant impact on the burgeoning romantic movement in its rhythmic novelty and harmonic and lyrical expressiveness. Robert Schumann created no intrinsically new forms, but he infused them with a personal subjectivity and emotional intensity that transformed an inherited classical tradition into the quintessence of romantic experience. Much of his music is characterized by literary allusions and autobiographical references, which are "nothing more than delicate directions for performance and understanding" added to the music to indicate the composer's poetic intent.
Includes select bibliography p. Kreisleriana and The Poet and the Composer: Sources and suppositive reviews by Frederick Schnapp-- Appendix-- Index. Hoffmann's major musical writings, complementing the well-known Tales.
It offers, therefore, a long-awaited opportunity to assess the thought and influence of one of the most famous of all writers on music and the musical links with his fiction. Containing the first complete appearance in English of Kreisleriana, it reveals a masterpiece of imaginative writing whose title is familiar to musicians from Robert Schumann's piano cycle and whose profound humour and irony can now be fully appreciated.
This volume offers translations aiming at the greatest fidelity to Hoffmann, as well as musical accuracy in the reviews. David Charlton's three introductory essays provide extensive information on the background to Romantic music criticism; on the origins and internal structure of Kreisleriana; and on Hoffmann and opera.
A concluding essay by the late Friedrich Schnapp lists Hoffmann's planned reviews and those mistakenly attributed to him. Nielsen Book Data Subjects.Robert Schumann Books (Showing 1 – 40 products of 70 products) Sort By.
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English, Paperback, Robert Schumann. Robert Schumann, born June 8th, and dying in insanity on July 29th lived the life of the quintessential Romanticist, a period of art his music was to define.
He was born to August Schumann, a bookseller, novelist and translator of Walter Scott and Byron, and Johanna Schumann, a notoriously and violently passionate mother of five.
Robert Schumann's burst of orchestral writing in produced a pair of symphonies, the Overture, Scherzo and Finale and the music that would become his Piano Concerto in A minor.
Clara Schumann was as a champion and interpreter of the music of her husband Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, and was a direct influence on their music.
Clara Schumann Clara Schumann was born September 13, to Marianne and Frederick Wieck . The music of the German composer and critic Robert Alexander Schumann () made a significant impact on the burgeoning romantic movement in . Today is the birthday of Clara Schumann, one of the greatest pianists of the Romantic age, who, as she matured, eschewed the flashy glitz of the preening virtuoso in favor of a more thoughtful approach to the music she played.