Schubert, Müller, and Die Schöne Müllerin

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 6, 1997 - Music - 245 pages
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The collaboration of Schubert and the poet Wilhelm MÜller produced some of the best loved of nineteenth-century lieder SH in particular Die schöne MÜllerin. Professor Youens shows us how this archetypal tale of love and rejection is reflected in the poet's own experience. She considers other poets' explorations of the subject, and looks at other musical settings of MÜller's mill poems. Above all she examines MÜller's permutation of the literary legends as an exploration of erotic obsession, delusion, frenzy disillusionment and death and the way in which Schubert altered MÜller's vision when the poetic cycle became a musical text.

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