Ludwig Schuncke (1810-1834) and his piano music

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Ruskin King Cooper (Creator)
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John Salmon

Abstract: The document explores the life and selected piano music of Ludwig Schuncke (1810-1834), the early nineteenth-century pianist, composer and close associate of Robert Schumann. Schuncke was one of the founding members of the Neue Zeitschrift fiir Musik; the dedication of Schumann's Toccata op. 7 bears his name as well. Other topics include Schuncke's relationship to Robert Schumann, the influence each had on the other's work, and discussions of several of Schuncke's most important piano works. The document places Schuncke's works historically and stylistically as early post-Beethovenian compositions, and examines their role in the early development of Romantic music. Period letters, concert programs and newspaper articles in the original German and in translation enhance the picture of Schuncke's early life and especially his last and most momentous year in Leipzig with Schumann. Furthermore, they provide a glimpse into early nineteenth-century musical life.

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Language: English
Date: 1995
Schuncke, Ludwig, $d 1810-1834
Schuncke, Ludwig, $d 1810-1834. $t Piano music

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