Schumann's Dichterliebe and Early Romantic Poetics: Fragmentation of Desire (Cambridge Studies in Music Theory and Analysis)
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"Including wide-ranging discussions of the aesthetic potentials of the interrelations of musical and written languages, this book will best serve specialists." Choice
She writes on music, art and poetry. . Beate Julia Perrey is Junior Research Fellow in Music at Christ's College Cambridge
"What a disappointment!" according to Phil Lacresse. I had high hopes for this book, because the description sounded so intriguing. They're wonderful songs, and the combination of music analysis and critical theory is right up my alley. Well, the music analysis is incompetent -- not pedestrian, but positively amateurish. The critical theory is trite and superficial, feeling as if it had been cut and pasted from an introductory textbook. Cambridge has produced some great books, but this one is embarrassing.
A musico-poetic analysis demonstrates the voice of the "Other" and presents Schumann as the "second poet of the poem" when setting Heine's famous Lyrisches Intermezzo. Methodologically, the analysis attempts to synthesize philosophical, literary-critical, music-analytical and psycho-analytical modes of thought.. This book employs Romantic poetics and recent critical thought to help explain the mysterious magnetism of this essentially fragmentary work. Schumann's famous song cycle Dichterliebe of 1840 is one of the most eni