From Hans Pfitzner to Anton Webern
The composers selected for their relevance in Lieder composition during this time illustrate not only the diversity of their musical thought but also a changing approach to the relationship between the poetic text and its musical counterpart. Hans Pfitzner represents the determination to maintain established tradition; subsequently, a chronological progression through the individuality of Paul Hindemith and social integrity of Hanns Eisler leads to the point where transformation of the genre can be said to have begun, with Arnold Schönberg. With the Lieder of Alban Berg and Anton Webern, the genre arrived at a point of convergence with the ideals of German modernism. This study offers new insights into the cultural significance of German songwriting in the first part of the twentieth century.
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Brown, Lesley-Ann, 1950- The German Lied after Hugo Wolf : from Hans Pfitzner to Anton Webern / Lesley-Ann Brown. pages cm -- (German life and civilization ; 61) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-3-03-431888-4 (alk. paper) 1. Songs, German--20th century--History and criticism. 2. Pfitzner, Hans, 1869-1949. Songs. 3. Eisler, Hanns, 1898-1962. Songs. 4. Hindemith, Paul, 1895-1963. Songs. 5. Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. Songs. 6. Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. Songs. 7. Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Songs. I. Title. ML1420.5.B76 2015 782.421680943--dc23
ISSN 0899-9899 ISBN 978-3-0343-1888-4 (print) ISBN 978-3-0353-0721-4 (eBook)
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