Songs and Song Writers

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byHenry Theophilus Finck

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... man). The subject is somewhat similar, though Beethoven's text is a comic mixture of German and French: Ich komme schon durch manches Land Avec que la marmotte Und immer was zu essen fand Avec que la marmotte (the last line being repeated five times); whereas Schubert's Leiermann moves us to tears not only because "his tray remains always empty," but because of the heart-rending pathos of the exquisite music, which is infinitely superior to Beethoven's. REICHARDT, ZELTER, AND ZUMSTEEG While the great German and Austrian masters from Handel, Bach, and Gluck to Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven thus allowed their attention to be almost entirely absorbed by works of larger dimensions, there arose a class of minor composers who did not scorn the Lied, but carefully cultivated it. Unfortunately they were only men of talent, while genius was required to raise the Lied to the same rank as the opera, the sonata, and the symphony. They ' I have wandered through many a land with my marmot and have always got something to eat." helped to create what the Germans call the volksthiimliche Lied, which consciously aims at the simplicity of the folk-song while not entirely disdaining the acquisitions of art-music in the accompaniments. Of these composers the most important were Schulz (1747-1800), Reichardt (1752-1814), Zelter (1758-1832) and Zumsteeg (1760-1802). Schulz held that a melody should fit the words as a well-made dress fits the body--as is the case in the best folksongs--and he was lucky in being able to avail himself of the verses of some good poets, such as Burger and Voss. Reichardt also took the folk-song as his model, insisting that song-composers should return to it as the source of the Lied. He was the first who made a specialty of Goethe's lyrics, of, which...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900. Excerpt: ... man). The subject is somewhat similar, though Beethoven's text is a comic mixture of German and French: Ich komme schon durch ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217876463

ISBN - 13:9780217876469

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