German Lieder in the Nineteenth-Century provides a detailed introduction to the German lied. Beginning with its origin in the literary and musical culture of Germany in the nineteenth-century, the book covers individual composers, including Shubert, Schumann, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler and Wolf, the literary sources of lieder, the historical and conceptual issues of song cycles, and issues of musical technique and style in performance practice. Written by eminent music scholars in the field, each chapter includes detailed musical examples and analysis. The second edition has been revised and updated to include the most recent research of each composer and additional musical examples.

chapter 1|34 pages

The Literary Context: Goethe as Source and Catalyst

ByHarry Seelig

chapter 2|57 pages

Franz Schubert: The Lied Transformed

BySusan Youens

chapter 3|50 pages

Robert Schumann: The Poet Sings

ByRufus Hallmark

chapter 4|36 pages

Johannes Brahms: Volkslied/Kunstlied

ByVirginia Hancock

chapter 5|61 pages

Crosscurrents in Song: Six Distinctive Voices

ByJürgen Thym

chapter 6|34 pages

Hugo Wolf: Subjectivity in the Fin-de-Siècle Lied

ByLawrence Kramer

chapter 8|31 pages

Richard Strauss: A Lifetime of Lied Composition

ByBarbara A. Petersen

chapter 10|16 pages

Performing Lieder: The Mysterious Mix

ByRobert Spillman