Song Lit. Week 3
Song Lit. Week 3 MUS 420B 001
University of Hawaii at Manoa
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Date Created: 09/25/16
▯ 9/15/16 ▯ ▯ Heinrich Heine Heine was spurned by women “Book of Songs” was his first big publication. Most popular poetry publication at the time. Poet most set by music. Leaves Germany in 1830’s. Felt like a foreigner in his own country and moved to France. Was an atheist for most of his life but found religion near the end Met up with an illiterate shop girl and lived with her the rest of his life. He was paralyzed because of mercury poisoning and later died of it. First person to use irony in his poetry. o Irony – saying something and meaning the actual opposite. o Schumann tried to illuminate that irony with his music. “From my deepest sorrows I make my little songs.” – Heine Confessional Poems of Love – experience of a range of emotion. ▯ Schumann – preludes, interludes, and postludes have meaning. They are part of the poem! Schumann thought of himself as the “dichterliebe” (poet’s love) to Clara. Pg. 25-26 in Kimball gives characteristics of Schumann.
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