‘Of his place among the immortals there can be no doubt. It could be assured by a mere twenty or so of his songs alone, and he wrote far more masterpieces than those’. In this BBC Music Guide, Astra Desmond examines Schumann’s songs and shows why one should look further than the masterpieces.
This volume is one of a series of music guides which are planned to give the layman an overall view of the subject, their significance in the general history of the genre, and how the form was developed by the composer. There are detailed examinations of important works or movement, with musical examples.
Author / Composer: Astra Desmond