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MUAR211 - The Lied and Song Cycle

Schumann dichterliebe 1 im wunderschnen monat mai

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Unformatted text preview: “My father, my father, he's clutching my arm! Erl King has done me a painful harm!" The father shudders and onward presses; The gasping child in his arms he caresses; He reaches the courtyard, and barely inside, He holds in his arms the child who has died. Robert Schumann •  studied for career as piano virtuoso but injured himself •  married to Clara Wieck, a composer and famous pianist •  wrote piano music, songs, works for orchestra, and chamber music •  also a music critic, and founder of The New Music Journal •  attempted suicide; died in an asylum R. Schumann, Dichterliebe (1840) •  his most famous song cycle •  based on a series of 16 love poems by Heinrich Heine •  no explicit story, just a common theme •  traces psychological progression from optimism to despair •  piano plays a more complex role in Schumann’s Lieder than in works by earlier composers R. Schumann, Dichterliebe, 1. “Im wunderschönen Monat Mai” •  strop...
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