Schubert's Late Lieder: Beyond the Song-Cycles

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
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Schuberts Late Lieder is a study of selected songs for voice and piano composed by Schubert between 1822 and his death on 19 November 1928. Circa late 1822, Schubert was diagnosed with syphilis, and many of the songs discussed in this book were written under the seal of impending death. It is possible to locate in these songs a late song style, full of elegiac references to Schuberts other death-haunted works and marked by distinctive variation techniques. Youens also introduces six of the poets whose texts Schubert set to music.

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