Lied - sensitivity to reflecting the text) - an intimate...

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Lied - one of the most important miniature genres of the Romantic century - German song for voice and piano (later Lieder might include other instruments) - usually the text is a Romantic poem of some merit - success of the song is dependent on a composer’s sensitivity to poetic imagery and feeling - form: a. strophic —each stanza of poetry is set to the same music b. through-composed —each stanza of poetry is set to different music (more
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Unformatted text preview: sensitivity to reflecting the text) - an intimate genre—not intended for a formal concert hall Franz Schubert (1797-1828) - Austrian composer, wrote nearly 700 Lieder - “Erlkönig” (1815) - poem by Johann Wilhelm von Goethe - text: - Romantic themes: - music’s reflection of the text: - through-composed - the horse - musical portrayal of the characters...
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2011 for the course MUAR 211 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Fall '08 term at McGill.

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