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The Resource Songs in motion : rhythm and meter in the German lied, Yonatan Malin

Songs in motion : rhythm and meter in the German lied, Yonatan Malin

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Songs in motion : rhythm and meter in the German lied
Title
Songs in motion
Title remainder
rhythm and meter in the German lied
Statement of responsibility
Yonatan Malin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Qualities of motion and emotion in song come from poetic images, melody, harmony, and voice leading, but they also come from rhythm and meter-the flow and articulation of words and music in time. This book explores rhythm and meter in the nineteenth-century German Lied, including songs for voice and piano by Fanny Hensel nee Mendelssohn, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, and Hugo Wolf. The Lied, as a genre, is characterized especially by the fusion of poetry and music. Poetic meter itself has expressive qualities, and rhythmic variations contribute further to the modes of signification. These features often carry over into songs, even as they are set in the more strictly determined periodicities of musical meter. A new method of declamatory-schema analysis is presented to illustrate common possibilities for setting trimeter, tetrameter, and pentameter lines. Degrees of rhythmic regularity and irregularity are also considered. There has been a wealth of new work on metric theory and analysis in the past thirty years; here this research is reviewed and applied in song analysis. Topics include the nature of metric entrainment (drawing on music psychology), metric dissonance, hypermeter, and phrase rhythm. Whereas narrative accounts of the nineteenth-century Lied typically begin with Schubert, here forms of expansion and elision in songs by Hensel provide a point of departure. Repetition links up directly with motion in songs by Schubert, including his famous "Gretchen am Spinnrade." The doubling and reverberation of vocal melody creates a form of interiorized resonance in Schumann's songs. Brahms and Wolf are typically understood as polar opposites in the later nineteenth century; here the differences are clarified along with deeper affinities. Songs by both Brahms and Wolf may be understood as musical performances of poetic readings, and in this regard they both belong to a late period of cultural history [Publisher description]
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1967-
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Malin, Yonatan
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • music
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford studies in music theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Songs, German
  • Musical meter and rhythm
Label
Songs in motion : rhythm and meter in the German lied, Yonatan Malin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue :
  • song analysis and musical pleasure
  • The
  • rhythms of poetry and song
  • Theories of musical rhythm and meter
  • Hensel : lyrical expansions, elisions, and rhythmic flow
  • Schubert : repetition, motion, and reflection
  • Schumann : doubling and reverberation
  • Brahms : metric cycles and performative time
  • Wolf : syncopation and the rhythms of speech
Control code
15826753
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 229 p.
Isbn
9780195340051
Lccn
2009029697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., music
Label
Songs in motion : rhythm and meter in the German lied, Yonatan Malin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Epilogue :
  • song analysis and musical pleasure
  • The
  • rhythms of poetry and song
  • Theories of musical rhythm and meter
  • Hensel : lyrical expansions, elisions, and rhythmic flow
  • Schubert : repetition, motion, and reflection
  • Schumann : doubling and reverberation
  • Brahms : metric cycles and performative time
  • Wolf : syncopation and the rhythms of speech
Control code
15826753
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 229 p.
Isbn
9780195340051
Lccn
2009029697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., music

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