Date Presented

Spring 4-13-2007

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



First Advisor

Jong H. Kim

Second Advisor

Robert H. White

Third Advisor

Cynthia B. Ramsey


The purpose of this research was to gain information on Robert Schumann and trace themes of nature within his Liederkreis Op. 39. The specific problems of this study were as follows: 1.) to analyze the lieder of Schumann’s Liederkreis Op. 39 in terms of form; 2.) to identify and trace the themes of nature in Liederkreis Op. 39; and 3.) to identify how these themes are found in both the music and poetry of Liederkreis Op. 39. A brief section of research places this specific song cycle in the context of time, place, and composer.