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Vanishing Sensibilities: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann

Kristina Muxfeldt


This book examines once passionate cultural concerns that shaped music of Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, and works of their contemporaries in drama or poetry. Music, especially music with text, was a powerful force in lively ongoing conversations about the nature of liberty, which included such topics as the role of consent in marriage, same-sex relationships and society, and freedom of the press. Among the most common vehicles for stimulating debate about pressing social concerns were the genres of historical drama, and legend or myth, whose stories became inflected in fascinating ways during ... More

Keywords: Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann, music and censorship, memory, Age of Metternich, liberty, historical drama, marriage, tone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199782420
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kristina Muxfeldt, author
Indiana University