A comparative study of text settings of Josephine Lang’s Nikolaus Lenau Lieder to the settings of other Lieder composers

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Meagan B. Lacher (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
James Douglass

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine how Josephine Lang’s Nikolaus Lenau settings, “Frühlingsgedränge,” “Scheideblick,” “An die Entfernte,” and “Schilflied,” compare to those by other Lieder composers including Richard Strauss, Robert Franz, Hugo Wolf, Felix Mendelssohn, Béla Bartók, Arnold Schoenberg, and Robert Fuchs. Analysis of these songs revealed rich expression which surpasses that of many of the other settings and which she achieved via a variety of compositional devices. These four songs are merely a sampling of Lang’s output and exhibit her exceptional talents despite the many obstacles during her life which hindered her progress as a composer.

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Language: English
Date: 2021
Josephine Lang, Lieder, Nikolaus Lenau, Settings, Songs, Text Settings
Lang, Josephine, $d 1815-1880. $t Fru¨hzeitiger Fru¨hling $x Analysis, appreciation
Lang, Josephine, $d 1815-1880. $t Scheideblick $x Analysis, appreciation
Lang, Josephine, $d 1815-1880. $t An die Entferente $x Analysis, appreciation
Lang, Josephine, $d 1815-1880. $t Schiliflied Sx Analysis, appreciation
Songs $x Analysis, appreciation
Songs $x Interpretation $y 19th century

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