Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Eric Jensen

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199737352

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 18 October 2019

The Compositions, 1840–44

The Compositions, 1840–44

(p.186) Chapter Ten The Compositions, 1840–44

Eric Frederick Jensen

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the lieder compositions of Robert Schumann from 1840 to 1844. Schumann believed that his solo piano compositions no longer presented new ideas or concepts leading him to write lieder in February 1840. Schumann focused on composed lieder for solo voice and vocal ensemble. Much of his success as a lieder composer has been attributed to his ability to enter into the spirit of the poem, and convincingly communicate it in music. Schumann set nearly forty of Heine's poems to music. Among his most successful songs are from Adelbertvon Chamisso's Frauenliebe und Leben.

Keywords:   Robert Schumann, solo piano, lieder, solo voice, Adelbertvon Chamisso, Frauenliebe und Leben

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .