|aSchubert's poets and the making of lieder /|cSusan Youens.
|aCambridge ;|aNew York :|bCambridge University Press,|cc1996.
|axv, 384 p. :|bill. ;|c25 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 367-378) and index.
|a"The Sappho of Vienna" : Gabriele von Baumberg (1766-1839) and the disasters of war -- The lyre and the sword : Theodor K鋌rner (1791-1813) and the early nineteenth-century lied -- Chromatic melancholy : Johann Mayrhofer (1787-1836) and Schubert -- En route to Winterreise : Ernst Schulze (1789-1817) and the sisterly muses, or, A study in Romantic psychopathy.
|aSongs, German|y19th century|xHistory and criticism.
The author, a professor of musicology at Notre Dame University, examines the lives, times, and oeuvre of four poets whose verses were set by Schubert: Theodor Koener, Ernst Schulze, Johann Mayhofer and Gabriele von Bamberg. The book, while somewhat esoteric for the general reader, offers valuable insights into the poets' styles and the events that shaped their lives and their work. If you have a strong interest in Schubert and his time, you will find this a very useful volume indeed.