Goethe and Schubert: The Unseen Bond by Kenneth S. Whitton

By Kenneth S. Whitton

Franz Schubert set eighty of Goethe's poems to song; the ensuing lieder are masterpieces of the music literature. Whitton discusses the cultural historical past of the period, describing Goethe's curiosity in song and musicians, and Schubert's strangely large wisdom of up to date literature. all of the songs is handled, with translation and dialogue of the heritage of either textual content and track

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By Kenneth S. Whitton

Franz Schubert set eighty of Goethe's poems to song; the ensuing lieder are masterpieces of the music literature. Whitton discusses the cultural historical past of the period, describing Goethe's curiosity in song and musicians, and Schubert's strangely large wisdom of up to date literature. all of the songs is handled, with translation and dialogue of the heritage of either textual content and track

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Dedicated to Liszt. The Paris edition carries the dedication as ' ... ason ami J. [sic] Liszt'. Wessel's edition is dedicated to ' ... ses amis J. Liszt et Ferd. Hiller'. For a note on Wessel's edition, see 53. The copyright of Op. Io, together with that of the second set of Studies, Op. 2 5, was sold by Schlesinger at the end of I 844 to the Paris publisher Henri Lemoine. These four studies were originally intended to be Op. 10: nos. 7-Io, but were displaced by the Study inC major, the present Op.

Hoesick, Warsaw, 1902. This version of the mazurka was written in Emily Elsner's album. It has a short introduction (8 bars) in A major, marked Duda (=bagpipe). There are other details which differ from the final version in Op. 7 (61); the chief of these is at bars 29-3 2, where the first version has: MS. Emily Elsner's album (partially destroyed): Society of Music, Warsaw. 46 WALTZ in E flat major. 1829-30. Publication: Breitkopf & Haertel, Leipzig, in a supplement to their Gesamtausgabe of Chopin's works ('Klavierbibliothek': 23, 183 I), 1902.

The Journal published several musical supplements by Chopin in I 876-7; INDEX OF WORKS 37 the July issue was devoted to George Sand and Chopin. It contained as supplement these three pieces: (a) 'La Reine des Songes'; (b) Rondo(extractedfromOp. u); (c) 74 bars in A minor, from the 'Bolero', Op. I9, entitled 'Chanson de Zingara: souvenir du voyage en Espagne' (see 81). There were three autographs of this song. (I) A copy in the possession of the Chopin family was first reproduced in I90I by Mieczyslaw Karlowicz in his book now generally known in its French version: 5 ouvenirs inidits de Chopin, Paris, I904.

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