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Poster or Presentation Title

Schubert, Songs, and the Development of the Lied

Location

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Start Date

8-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

8-4-2020 1:15 PM

Department

Music

Abstract

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) changed vocal music during the Romantic Era. With the intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to explore the invention and maturation of the lied throughout the life of Franz Schubert. The particular problems of this study to (1) biographically explore the life of Franz Schubert; (2) track the development of the lied, and (3) analyze the innovations of Schubert through an analysis of Gretchen am Spinnrade op. 2, D. 118 (1814).

Franz Schubert, born in Vienna, began to compose during childhood, composed roughly 150 songs from 1814 to 1815, and composed 600 songs before his death in 1828. The first lied was composed in 1782 by Johann Schulz (1747-1800), but this compositional style gained popularity through the compositions of Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752-1814), Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758-1832), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), and Franz Schubert. Schubert revolutionized lieder with his 1814 composition Gretchen am Spinnrade; this piece’s musical elements communicate emotional ideas and use musical motifs to tell the story of Gretchen’s obsession over Faust. Lieder are still performed today, with this research I will improve music pedagogy by providing an in-depth look at the development of this genre.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Cynthia Ramsey

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Apr 8th, 12:00 PM Apr 8th, 1:15 PM

Schubert, Songs, and the Development of the Lied

Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center

Franz Schubert (1797-1828) changed vocal music during the Romantic Era. With the intent of improving music pedagogy, the purpose of this research was to explore the invention and maturation of the lied throughout the life of Franz Schubert. The particular problems of this study to (1) biographically explore the life of Franz Schubert; (2) track the development of the lied, and (3) analyze the innovations of Schubert through an analysis of Gretchen am Spinnrade op. 2, D. 118 (1814).

Franz Schubert, born in Vienna, began to compose during childhood, composed roughly 150 songs from 1814 to 1815, and composed 600 songs before his death in 1828. The first lied was composed in 1782 by Johann Schulz (1747-1800), but this compositional style gained popularity through the compositions of Johann Friedrich Reichardt (1752-1814), Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758-1832), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), and Franz Schubert. Schubert revolutionized lieder with his 1814 composition Gretchen am Spinnrade; this piece’s musical elements communicate emotional ideas and use musical motifs to tell the story of Gretchen’s obsession over Faust. Lieder are still performed today, with this research I will improve music pedagogy by providing an in-depth look at the development of this genre.