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The Resource Robert Schumann : the life and work of a romantic composer, Martin Geck ; translated by Stewart Spencer

Robert Schumann : the life and work of a romantic composer, Martin Geck ; translated by Stewart Spencer

Label
Robert Schumann : the life and work of a romantic composer
Title
Robert Schumann
Title remainder
the life and work of a romantic composer
Statement of responsibility
Martin Geck ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Robert Schumann (1810{u2013}56) is one of the most important and representative composers of the Romantic era. Born in Zwickau, Germany, Schumann began piano instruction at age seven and immediately developed a passion for music. When a permanent injury to his hand prevented him from pursuing a career as a touring concert pianist, he turned his energies and talents to composing, writing hundreds of works for piano and voice, as well as four symphonies and an opera. Here acclaimed biographer Martin Geck tells the fascinating story of this multifaceted genius, set in the context of the political and social revolutions of his time. The image of Schumann the man and the artist that emerges in Geck{u2019}s book is complex. Geck shows Schumann to be not only a major composer and music critic -- he cofounded and wrote articles for the controversial Neue Zeitschrift für Musik -- but also a political activist, the father of eight children, and an addict of mind-altering drugs. Through hard work and determination bordering on the obsessive, Schumann was able to control his demons and channel the tensions that seethed within him into music that mixes the popular and esoteric, resulting in compositions that require the creative engagement of reader and listener. The more we know about a composer, the more we hear his personality in his music, even if it is above all on the strength of his work that we love and admire him. Martin Geck{u2019}s book on Schumann is not just another rehashing of Schumann{u2019}s life and works, but an intelligent, personal interpretation of the composer as a musical, literary, and cultural personality."--From the dust-jacket front flap
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Geck, Martin
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
LC call number
ML410.S4
LC item number
G29613 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Schumann, Robert
  • Composers
  • Composers
  • Germany
Label
Robert Schumann : the life and work of a romantic composer, Martin Geck ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Robert Schumann: Mensch und Musiker der Romantik, 2010 by Siedler Verlag
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intermezzo III.
  • "No, what I hear are blows"
  • Probationary years in Leipzig (1835-40)
  • The "year of song" (1840)
  • Intermezzo IV.
  • Twilight
  • Married life in Leipzig-- visit to Russia (1840-44)
  • Intermezzo V.
  • The magic of allusions
  • Schumann as a public figure in the years before the March Revolution of 1848
  • Early years (1810-28)
  • Intermezzo VI.
  • In modo d'una marcia
  • The Dresden years (1845-50)
  • Intermezzo VII.
  • Genoveva is not Lohengrin
  • Director of Music in Düsseldorf (1850-54)
  • Intermezzo VIII.
  • The road to freedom
  • The late works
  • Intermezzo IX.
  • Intermezzo I.
  • "A sugary Saxon"?
  • Endenich (1854-56)
  • An awkward age
  • Student years (1828-34)
  • Intermezzo II.
  • Figments of the imagination
  • The Neue Zeitschrift für Musik
  • The early piano pieces
Control code
ocn779607180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226284699
Lccn
2012007981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021530821
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226284699
  • (OCoLC)779607180
Label
Robert Schumann : the life and work of a romantic composer, Martin Geck ; translated by Stewart Spencer
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published as Robert Schumann: Mensch und Musiker der Romantik, 2010 by Siedler Verlag
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intermezzo III.
  • "No, what I hear are blows"
  • Probationary years in Leipzig (1835-40)
  • The "year of song" (1840)
  • Intermezzo IV.
  • Twilight
  • Married life in Leipzig-- visit to Russia (1840-44)
  • Intermezzo V.
  • The magic of allusions
  • Schumann as a public figure in the years before the March Revolution of 1848
  • Early years (1810-28)
  • Intermezzo VI.
  • In modo d'una marcia
  • The Dresden years (1845-50)
  • Intermezzo VII.
  • Genoveva is not Lohengrin
  • Director of Music in Düsseldorf (1850-54)
  • Intermezzo VIII.
  • The road to freedom
  • The late works
  • Intermezzo IX.
  • Intermezzo I.
  • "A sugary Saxon"?
  • Endenich (1854-56)
  • An awkward age
  • Student years (1828-34)
  • Intermezzo II.
  • Figments of the imagination
  • The Neue Zeitschrift für Musik
  • The early piano pieces
Control code
ocn779607180
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9780226284699
Lccn
2012007981
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021530821
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780226284699
  • (OCoLC)779607180

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