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History Lesson: Women & Music

Clara Schumann is regarded as one of the most famous and successful female composers of the Romantic Era. Who, however, were her contemporaries? Her predecessors? Her successors. Lets take a quick look at the history of women in classical music! … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: Schumann in Zwickau

http://www.schumannzwickau.de/en/ The Robert Schumann House, located in Zwickau, Germany, is an archive and museum dedicated to the life of Robert Schumann. Schumann was born in Zwickau in 1810, and lived at the house for several years of his life. This … Continue reading

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Concert Promotion: Love Songs

Join us for a concert of romantic German lieder, featuring the Flatland School of Music’s faculty and students. Robert Schumann’s‘ song cycle, Dichterliebe (“The Poet’s Love) will be the feature work of the evening, with selections of both Brahms and Clara Schumann‘s songs to … Continue reading

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History Lesson: German Lied

German lied (Ger: “song”, plural lieder) is – at its most basic – German poetry set to music, typically of the romantic era, spanning the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Lied can be considered the German language equivalent to English … Continue reading

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History Lesson: 19th Century Germany

19th Century Germany, as the Schumanns and Brahms experienced it was a time of great change which culminated in the unification of the German state in 1871.

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History Lesson 1: German Romanticism

To understand romanticism as it applies to music, we first need to take a look at romanticism from a broader perspective. The Oxford Dictionary of Music traces the origins of romanticism to early nineteenth century literature as an “antithesis of … Continue reading

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Links & Listens: The Goethe Institute – Musical Romanticism in Germany

Musical Romanticism in Germany – The Goethe Institute The Goethe Institute (German: Goethe-Institut) is an international, non-profit German cultural association that promotes study of Germany, German language and advocates for international cultural exchange. The linked article is a helpful and … Continue reading

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