Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours*
Free Delivery to UK Shops
Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders £20 and over Free Delivery to UK Shops Local shops and expert booksellers nationwide Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours of your order*
Schumann's Late Style (Paperback)
  • Schumann's Late Style (Paperback)
zoom

Schumann's Late Style (Paperback)

(author)
£32.99
Paperback 260 Pages / Published: 15/10/2009
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Schumann's Late Style is devoted to the study of Robert Schumann's little-known music from the 1850s. The reason most often given for these works having been considered lesser achievements than the earlier song and piano cycles is that Schumann's mental illness had a detrimental effect on his compositions. However, this study demonstrates that there were several other, still more complex, reasons why the music from the 1850s sounded different. Schumann had started to compose 'in a new manner', depending more on preliminary sketches; he also began to write for larger forces (orchestra and chorus), which required a more 'public' style of music, as is also apparent in his works on nationalist themes, and in his more commercial pieces for children. This book thus attempts to disentangle assumptions about Schumann's late style from biographical interpretations, and to consider it in broader artistic, social and cultural contexts.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521121507
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 420 g
Dimensions: 244 x 170 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Review of the hardback: 'This thought-provoking book, including dozens of musical examples, is superbly produced.' Classical Music
'Laura Tunbridge pursues her subject with consistently perceptive critical acumen, exploring the late style in all its variety ... [Her] approach ... is certainly welcome, not only in helping to pry the late styles from the clutches of biography, but also because it resonates with Schumann's literary and artistic inclinations.' Kenneth Stilwell, Nineteenth-Century Music Review

You may also be interested in...

Me
Added to basket
Me
£25.00   £18.99
Hardback
Rod: The Autobiography
Added to basket
Wham! George & Me
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
Stoned
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Life
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Tina Turner: My Love Story (Official Autobiography)
Added to basket
Just Kids
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Little Book of David Bowie
Added to basket
The Beautiful Ones
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
Handel in London
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Born to Run
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Barefoot Pilgrimage
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Waging Heavy Peace
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Before We Was We
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.