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Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

John Daverio

Abstract

This book explores the connections between art and life in the works of three giants of musical romanticism. Drawing on contemporary critical theory and a wide variety of 19th-century sources, it considers topics including Schubert and Schumann's uncanny ability to evoke memory in music, the supposed cryptographic practices of Schumann and Brahms, and the allure of the Hungarian Gypsy style for Brahms and others in the Schumann circle. The book offers a fresh perspective on the music of these composers, including a discussion of the 19th-century practice of cryptography, a debunking of the myt ... More

Keywords: musical romanticism, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Hungarian Gypsy style, cryptography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780195132960
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Daverio, author
Boston University

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