Includes 9 b&w illustrations and 74 music examples
Table Of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Aisling Kenny and Susan Wollenberg. Part I Contexts for Women's Lieder, I: Blurring the gendered dichotomies: issues of gender and creativity for the female Lied composer, Aisling Kenny; Absence and dialogue: Pauline von Decker in a performing and cultural context, Briony Cox-Williams; In pursuit of a single flame: Fanny Hensel's 'musical salon', Lorraine Byrne Bodley. Part II Individual Composers and their Lieder, I: Early 19th Century: 'Der Jungling und Das Madchen': Fanny Hensel, Felix Mendelssohn and the Zwolf Lieder, op. 9, Angela Mace Christian; Functions of piano introductions in the Lieder of Josephine Lang, Harald Krebs; Clara Schumann's 'Liebst du um Schonheit' and the integrity of a composer's vision, Susan Wollenberg. Part III Individual Composers and their Lieder, II: Later 19th Century: Pauline Viardot-Garcia's 'Ne poj, krasavica, pri mne' and the genre of Russian romance, Kadja Gronke; (Re)claiming space for Ingeborg von Bronsart's Wildenbruch Lieder, op. 16, Melinda Boyd; Cyclic organization, narrative and self-construction in Ethel Smyth's Lieder und Balladen, op. 3 and Lieder, op. 4, Cornelia Bartsch; Contrasting concepts of love in two songs by Alma Schindler(-Mahler) and Gustav Mahler, Kadja Gronke. Part IV Contexts for Women's Lieder, II: 'Und das hat mit ihrem Singen, Die Lore-Ley gethan': subjectivity and objectification in two Heine settings, Caitlin Miller; Echoes of the Lied: women's vocal repertoire in 19th-century Ireland, Ita Beausang; Women composers of Lieder: selected sources, Tammy Hensrud, Aisling Kenny and Susan Wollenberg. Index.
Aisling Kenny lectures in musicology, music analysis and vocal studies at Dundalk Institute of Technology. A musicologist and soprano, her research interests include women's music in the nineteenth century and text-music relationships in art song and choral music. Susan Wollenberg is Professor of Music at the University of Oxford, Fellow and Tutor of Lady Margaret Hall and Lecturer at Brasenose College. She has published widely on various research interests, including women composers, historical keyboard music, social history of music in Britain and Schubert's instrumental works.