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19th-Century Music (2017) 40 (3): 189–200.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Scott Burnham Carl Zelter, Carl Loewe, Franz Schubert, and Franz Liszt all composed settings of Goethe's famous Nachtlied “Über allen Gipfeln.” Gathering multiple layers of rhyme and rhythm, Goethe's poem achieves a rare cogency that invests every syllable with musical significance. Each of the...
19th-Century Music (2008) 32 (2): 131–159.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Goethe and Hegel, both of whom Mendelssohn knew personally. In its cyclical manipulations of musical time, Mendelssohn's Octet sets up a new formal and expressive paradigm for a musical work that would be of major significance for the instrumental music of the later nineteenth century. ©© 2008 by the...