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The feminine in German song.


The feminine in German song.

Iitti, Sanna.

Peter Lang Publishing Inc


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Iitti (musicology, Institute of Art Research, U. of Helsinki) presents a version of her doctoral dissertation, which considers gender as an "effective category" in nineteenth-century German musical works, practices, and writings and criticism that study these works. She uses post-structuralist theory to examine German song for examples of the "feminine" from the 1830s and to 1890, specifically those of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Fanny Hensel (their Suleika songs), Hugo Wolf, Robert Schumann's Lied der Suleika, Johanna Kinkel and Clara Schumann (in their settings of the legend of Lorelei), and others.

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Date:Nov 1, 2006
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