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The Songs of Robert Schumann by [Sams, Eric]
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Synopsis

This book looks at each of Schumann's 246 songs and provides a translation, a commentary and notes on each. What emerges is a carefully documented history of Schumann's songwriting art - sources and original texts are traced and dated, recurring themes are related vividly to the song-writer's life. For this edition, Eric Sams had added an appendix which throws new light on the controversy surrounding Schumann's health.

About the Author

Eric Sams (1926-2004) was exceptional both as a musicologist, specialising in German lieder, and as a Shakespeare scholar. His fascination with lieder was first inspired by hearing recordings of Hugo Wolf songs in the collection of one of his schoolmasters. He had an exceptional gift for quoting at length the texts of almost of any verse, including the complete works of Shakespeare. He studied modern languages at Cambridge and then joined the Civil Service. He became a highly respected music critic, with a witty and allusive style, reviewing regularly for, among others, the Times Literary Supplement. He wrote several books, and specialized in the relationship between music and language, particularly the text settings of the Romantic song composers.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4220.0 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; 2nd Revised edition edition (6 Oct. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00623K2KM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,123,913 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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