The Mignon Song Settings of Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf

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The poems of Mignon have inspired song writers for almost two centuries. They have served as the texts for more composers than almost any other single set of poetry. The Romantic composers were especially fond of the words. The poems are full of sadness and yearning and composers found they could be set in different moods. Some settings are in major tonalities while other settings of the same poem can be found in minor. Simple harmonies are used in some settings while others contain more complex harmonies. There are those composers who would have Mignon appear as a lost soul ... continued below

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Crenshaw, Patricia Sam August 1966.

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The poems of Mignon have inspired song writers for almost two centuries. They have served as the texts for more composers than almost any other single set of poetry. The Romantic composers were especially fond of the words.
The poems are full of sadness and yearning and composers found they could be set in different moods. Some settings are in major tonalities while other settings of the same poem can be found in minor. Simple harmonies are used in some settings while others contain more complex harmonies. There are those composers who would have Mignon appear as a lost soul throughout all the poems with each song quietly sung, while others use a variety of dynamics adding drama to the setting and picturing Mignon as full of optimism at the end.

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Crenshaw, Patricia Sam. The Mignon Song Settings of Robert Schumann and Hugo Wolf, thesis, August 1966; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc663461/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .