Musical Ekphrasis in Rilke's Marien-Leben

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In 1923, the twenty-seven-year-old Paul Hindemith published a composition for voice and piano, entitled Das Marienleben, based on Rainer Maria Rilke's poetic cycle of 1912. Twenty-five years later, the composer presented a thoroughly revised, partially rewritten version. The outcome of this revision has been highly controversial. Ever since its first publication, musicologists have argued for or against the value of such a decisive rewriting. They do so both by comparing the two compositions on purely musical grounds, and ...

Musical Ekphrasis in Rilke's Marien-Leben 2000, Editions Rodopi B.V., Leiden

ISBN-13: 9789042008007

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