Drama in the music of Franz Schubert / edited by Joe Davies and James William Sobaskie.

Woodbridge, Suffolk : The Boydell Press, 2019.
xxix, 348 pages : music ; 25 cm
Dramatic music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Opera -- 19th century.
Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Dramatic music.
Das Dramatische
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828.
Schubert, Franz 1797-1828
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
It is commonly assumed that Franz Schubert (1797-1828), best known for the lyricism of his songs, symphonies, and chamber music, lacked comparable talent for drama. Challenging this view, Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert provides a timely re-evaluation of Schubert's operatic works, while demonstrating previously unsuspected locations of dramatic innovation in his vocal and instrumental music. The volume draws on a range of critical approaches and techniques, including semiotics, topic theory, literary criticism, narratology, and Schenkerian analysis, to situate Schubertian drama within its musical and cultural-historical context. In so doing, the study broadens the boundaries of what might be considered 'dramatic' within the composer's music and offers new perspectives for its analysis and interpretation. Drama in the Music of Franz Schubert will be of interest to musicologists, music theorists, composers, and performers, as well as scholars working in cultural studies, theatre, and aesthetics.
Introduction: Internal Dramas / Laura Tunbridge
Opera that Vanished: Goethe, Schubert and Claudine von Villa Bella / Lorraine Byrne Bodley
Pioneering German Musical Drama: Sung and Spoken Word in Schubert's Fierabras / Christine Martin
The Dramatic Monologue of Schubert's Mass in A flat major / James William Sobaskie
Schubert's Dramatic Lieder: Rehabilitating 'Adelwold und Emma', D. 211 / Susan Wollenberg
Gretchen abbandonata: The Lied as Aria / Marjorie Hirsch
The Dramatic Strategy Within Two of Schubert's Serenades / James William Sobaskie
'Durch Nacht und Wind': Tempesta as a topic in Schubert's Lieder / Clive McClelland
Reentering Mozart's Hell: Schubert's 'Gruppe aus dem Tartarus', D. 583 / Susan Youens
'Zumsteeg Ballads without Words': Inter-Generic Dialogue and Schubert's Projection of Drama through Form / Anne Hyland
Lyricism and the Dramatic Unity of Schubert's Instrumental Music: The Impromptu in C Minor, D. 899/1 / Brian Black
Music as Poetry: An Analysis of the first movement of Schubert's Piano Sonata in A major, D. 959 / Xavier Hascher
Virtual Protagonist and Musical Narration in the Slow Movements of Schubert's Piano Sonatas D. 958 and D. 960 / Lauri Suurpää
Stylistic Disjuncture as a Source of Drama in Schubert's Late Instrumental Works / Joe Davies.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-340) and index.
Davies, Joe (Musicologist) editor.
Sobaskie, James William, 1956- editor.
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