Robert Schumann: Herald of a New Poetic Age via John Daverio
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Overview: Forced via a hand damage to desert a occupation as a pianist, Robert Schumann went directly to grow to be one of the crucial global’s nice composers. Among many works, his Spring Symphony (1841), Piano Concerto in A Minor (1841/1845), and the Third, or Rhenish, Symphony (1850) exemplify his infusion of classical bureaucracy with intense, private emotion. His musical affect continues nowadays and has impressed many different well-known composers within the century since his demise. Indeed Brahms, in a letter of January 1873, wrote: "The remembrance of Schumann is sacred to me. I will be able to at all times take this noble natural artist as my style."
Now, in Robert Schumann: Herald of a "New Poetic Age," John Daverio items the primary complete learn about of the composer’s lifestyles and works to look in just about a century. Long thought to be a quintessentially romantic determine, Schumann additionally has been portrayed as a profoundly tragic one: a composer who started his occupation as a genius and ended it as an insignificant skill. Daverio takes factor with this Schumann fable, arguing as an alternative that the composer’s whole ingenious lifestyles used to be guided via the will to imbue tune with the highbrow substance of literature. An in depth research of the interdependence amongst Schumann’s actions as reader, diarist, critic, and musician unearths the intensity of his literary sensibility. Drawing on paperwork best just lately dropped at gentle, the writer additionally supplies a recent outlook at the dating between Schumann’s psychological illness-which introduced on a longer sanitarium keep and eventual demise in 1856-and his musical creativity. Schumann’s personality as guy and artist thus emerges in all its complexity. The ebook concludes with an research of the overdue works and a postlude on Schumann’s affect on successors from Brahms to Berg.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs