Faust, Tragedy and Schubert

Tomohei HORI
Berger, Bach's cycle, Mozart's arrow: An essay on the origins of musical modernity (University of California Press, 2007), esp. p. 42. The paradigm to perceive musical work as composer's autobiography emerged rapidly around 1820s. See M. E. Bonds, The Beethoven syndrome: Hearing music as autobiography (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020). 5 That Schubert read through the novels that were to be sources of his Lieder, and that he carefully selected the lyrics from the novels is reported. In
more » ... oethe's case, see for example W. Dürr, Das deutsche Sololied im 19. Jahrhundert: Untersuchungen zur Sprache und Musik Faust, Tragedy and Schubert Tomohei H Tomohei H Fate and Salvation: Tragedy-reception around Schubert 2-1. The Stoic, Aristotle and the Greek Tragedy So far as existing sources, in June 1816, two years since the composition of »Gretchen«, Schubert began to diarize his emotions, ideas, or creeds, facing his own independence as a composer. Praising Mozart (13th June) and Nature (14th June), appreciating J. Abel's picture at the museum (15th June), praising his master Antonio Salieri and the clarity of music expression (16th June), Linzer circle, which weighs heavily on the enlightenment way of life and respects 14 Contrary to these, the entry of 8th September is cryptic: After some essays with no answer on happiness, marriage, friendship, he does not lack humor to close with sextain in trimeter, saying "And so to bed / Till morn shines red." Its beginning alone is worth concentrating on:
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