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By Susan Youens

Viennese composer Hugo Wolf produced some of the most very important track collections of the 19th century whilst he set to tune fifty-three poems by way of the good German poet Eduard Mörike. Susan Youens reappraises this singular collaboration to shed new gentle at the subtle interaction among poetry and tune within the songs. Wolf is in most cases defined as 'the Poet's Composer', a person who respected poetry and served it faithfully in his tune. but, as Youens finds, this cliché overlooks the wealthy terrain within which his songs are frequently at pass reasons together with his selected poetry. even though Wolf did a lot to attract the world's realization to the overlooked Swabian poet, his musical interpretation of the poetry was once additionally motivated by means of his personal lifestyles, psychology and studies. This e-book examines chosen Mörike songs intimately, demonstrating that the poems and song every one have their very own targeted tales which from time to time intersect but in addition diverge.

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