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Robert Schumann : herald of a "new poetic age"

Author: John Daverio
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Robert Schumann: Herald of a "New Poetic Age," John Daverio presents the first comprehensive study of the composer's life and works to appear in nearly a century. Long regarded as a quintessentially romantic figure, Schumann also has been portrayed as a profoundly tragic one: a composer who began his career as a genius and ended it as a mere talent. Daverio takes issue with this Schumann myth, arguing instead  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Named Person: Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann; Robert Schumann
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Daverio
ISBN: 0195091809 9780195091809
OCLC Number: 34753472
Description: xi, 607 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm.
Contents: The formation of a musico-literary sensibility --
Music as literature --
Music criticism in a new key --
Musical love letters in the higher and smaller forms --
Fierce battles and blissful songs --
The symphonic year, 1841 --
The chamber music year: 1842 --
The oratorio year: 1843 --
Schumann's new way --
The musical dramatist --
Unbounded creativity --
The final phase --
Epilogue: A place to recall Schumann and his music.
Responsibility: John Daverio.
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