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Goethe: Musical Poet, Musical Catalyst

Proceedings of the Conference hosted by the Department of Music, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, 26 & 27 March 2004


Lorraine Byrne

Contents: Susan Youens: Preface – Otto Biba: Goethe’s Presence in the Vienna Music Scene of his Era – Lorraine Byrne: Goethe and Zelter: An Exchange of Musical Letters – Claus Canisius: Göthe and Beethowen: Men of Genius between Distance and Affinity – Amanda Glauert: ‘Ich denke dein’: Beethoven’s Retelling of Goethe’s Poetry – Moray McGowan: Fidelio and Faust in the German ‘Wende’ of 1989/90 – Jan Smaczny: Goethe and the Czechs – Briony Williams: Bettina von Arnim, Goethe and the Boundaries of Creativity – Gareth Cox: Blumengruß und Blumenglöckchen: Goethe’s Influence on Anton Webern – Nicholas Boyle: ‘Thealogy’: Gods, Goddesses, and Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre – Julian Horton: Schumann’s Requiem für Mignon and the Concept of Music as Literature – Adolf Nowak: Mignon’s Exequies and Aesthetic Reflections of the Liturgy in Music – Seóirse Bodley: Mignon und der Harfner.