Max Bruch's dramatic cantata on Friedrich Schiller's poem, Das Lied von der Glocke : a conductor's analysis for performance

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Daniel A. Steinert (Creator)
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Richard Cox

Abstract: The allegorical poem, "Das Lied von der Glocke," by Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805) serves as the inspiration - for the dramatic cantata setting, Opus 45, by Max Christian Friedrich Bruch (1838-1920), composed for four soloists, chorus, organ, and orchestra in 1879. In ten eight-line strophes Schiller indicates, through instructions given by a master Bell Maker, the proper steps for casting a bell. Allegorically, these steps parallel the stages of human life. Through motivic development, key relationships, and formal structure, Bruch depicts the essence of this philosophically optimistic text.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
Bruch, Max, $d 1838-1920. $t Lied von der Glocke
Cantatas $x Analysis, appreciation

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