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School of Music
This paper provides an analysis of Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe offering historical information and insights into each of the sixteen songs. The analysis includes the English translation of the texts and discussion of the form of each song as well as highlights of the special moments of harmonic, rhythmic, and melodic structure in relation to Schumann’s setting of each poem. The analysis provides a foundation for collaborative skills for the singer and pianist for the study and performance of Dichterliebe. In addition, the paper includes brief biographies of Robert Schumann and Heinrich Heine and background information on the poetry and the development of the cycle. Two appendices provide information on historic and current recordings of Dichterliebe and the available editions.
Zhan, Kailang, "A Foundation for Collaboration: An Analysis of Robert Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Op. 48" (2021). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8107.