Heinrich Heine and the Lied

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More than any other poet, Heinrich Heine has provided composers for almost two hundred years with texts for music: more than eight thousand compositions to date. Nineteenth-century composers were drawn in particular to a limited selection of Heine's early lyrical works from the Buch der Lieder and the Neue Gedichte for their songs; poems such as 'Du bist wie eine Blume', 'The sea hath its pearls' and 'Was will die einsame Trane' were set to music over and over again. In this book, Youens examines some of the reasons for ...

Heinrich Heine and the Lied 2016, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521823746

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Heinrich Heine and the Lied 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521293952

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