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Rethinking Schumann

Roe-Min Kok and Laura Tunbridge


A provocative reexamination of a major Romantic composer, this book provides fresh approaches to Schumann's oeuvre and its reception from the perspectives of literature, visual arts, cultural history, performance studies, dance, and film. Traditionally research has focused on biographical links between the composer and his music, encouraging the assumption that Schumann was solitary, divorced from reality, and frequently associated with “untimeliness.” These eighteen chapters argue from a multitude of perspectives that Schumann was in fact very much a man of his time, informed not only by musi ... More

Keywords: 19th-century Germany, politics, popular culture, analysis, performance, reception, history, historiography, literature, visual arts, social history, cultural history, dance, Robert Schumann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195393859
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393859.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roe-Min Kok, editor
McGill University
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Laura Tunbridge, editor
University of Manchester
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