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Robert Schumann
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Preface Sigla Part I: Schumann's Early Songs and the Lieder of his First Maturity Introduction: Schumann's Criticism and Early Songs 1. Songs of Marriage 2. Irony and the Heine Cycles 3. Cycles of Wandering 4. Romances, Ballads, and the Via media 5. Lyrical Schemes: Collections of Earlier Lieder und Gesange Part II: Schumann's Later Songs 6. The Advent of the "New Style" and the Later Cycles 7. Poets in Review during the Later Years 8. Collections in the New Style Epilogue: Reception of the Late Style Notes Editions of Music Consulted and Bibliography Index

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This guide will be a tremendous boon for the study of Schumann's songs. I propose a toast to Jon Finson for stepping up to the plate on this important task of writing a new guide to Schumann's songs in English that will supersede the old Eric Sams book. -- Rufus Hallmark, Professor of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University What a wealth of information and insight! On every page, Finson tells us things worth knowing. From a lifetime of studying this repertory, he has distilled vast knowledge into what will become, I feel sure, an essential source for a long time to come. -- Susan Youens, J. W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music, University of Notre Dame

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Jon W. Finson is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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This guide will be a tremendous boon for the study of Schumann's songs. I propose a toast to Jon Finson for stepping up to the plate on this important task of writing a new guide to Schumann's songs in English that will supersede the old Eric Sams book. -- Rufus Hallmark, Professor of Music, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
What a wealth of information and insight! On every page, Finson tells us things worth knowing. From a lifetime of studying this repertory, he has distilled vast knowledge into what will become, I feel sure, an essential source for a long time to come. -- Susan Youens, J. W. Van Gorkom Professor of Music, University of Notre Dame

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