Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

bookjacket

Schumann and His World
Edited by R. Larry Todd

Paperback | 2014 | $50.95 / £34.95 | ISBN: 9780691607023
408 pp. | 6 x 9
| SHOPPING CART

Reviews | Table of Contents

We know Robert Schumann in many ways: as a visionary composer, a seasoned journalist, a cultured man of letters, and a genius who, having passed his mantle on to the young Brahms, succumbed to mental illness in 1856. Drawing on recent pathbreaking research, this collection offers new perspectives on this seminal nineteenth-century figure.

In Part I, Leon Botstein and Michael P. Steinberg assess Schumann's efforts to place music at the center of German culture, in public and private sectors. Bernhard R. Appel offers a probing source study of one of Schumann's most personal works, the Album für die Jugend, Op. 68, while John Daverio considers the generic identity of Das Paradies und die Peri, and Jon W. Finson reexamines the first version of the Eichendorff Liederkreis. Gerd Nauhaus investigates Schumann's approach to the symphonic finale, and R. Larry Todd considers the intractable issue of quotations and allusions in Schumann's music. Part II presents letters and memoirs, including unpublished correspondence between Clara Schumann and Felix and Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. In Part III, conflicting critical views of Schumann are juxtaposed. Some of these sources are translated into English for the first time.

Originally published in 1994.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Review:

"The seven studies of [Robert Schumann] and his music cover the composer's inspirations, his sources, and his relations with numerous interesting people. . . . [a] well-rounded and interesting picture of the composer and his times. . . ."--Library Journal

"This volume . . . edited by the American scholar Larry R. Todd, contains a substantial essay on the composer's cultural background, . . . a comparably comprehensive piece . . . linking sociological to psychological motives, . . . and a fascinating account by the editor of Schumann's use of quotation and self-quotation. . . . Parts 2 and 3 of the book reprint letters, memoirs and critical commentaries by Schumann's contemporaries and successors."--Times Literary Supplement

"Rich in new ideas. . . ."--Choice

Table of Contents

Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by R. Larry Todd:

Series:

Subject Area:

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $50.95 ISBN: 9780691607023

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India

    Paperback: £34.95 ISBN: 9780691607023

    Add to shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 9/19/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Music
More Choices
Email:
Country:
Name: