Alban Berg as Liedkomponist: an analytical study of his two settings of "Schliesse mir die Augen beide," 1907 and 1925

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Alan Berg's two musical settings of Theodor Storm's poem"Schliesse mir die Augen beide" have received little in the way of scholarly analytical attention. The three major chapters of this thesis deal with the two settings on three different levels. Chapter II surveys the political and cultural milieu in which Berg functioned as a young composer of Lieder in the years 1900-1910. Chapter III examines the special quality of lyricism which is often attributed to Berg and his works. Chapter IV provides more definitive and complete musical analyses of the two settings than have heretofore been available. The question of what ... continued below

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Ray, Karen May 1986.

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Alan Berg's two musical settings of Theodor Storm's poem"Schliesse mir die Augen beide" have received little in the way of scholarly analytical attention. The three major chapters of this thesis deal with the two settings on three different levels. Chapter II surveys the political and cultural milieu in which Berg functioned as a young composer of Lieder in the years 1900-1910. Chapter III examines the special quality of lyricism which is often attributed to Berg and his works. Chapter IV provides more definitive and complete musical analyses of the two settings than have heretofore been available. The question of what role songwriting played in the development of Berg's compositional process is addressed in the conclusion.

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Ray, Karen. Alban Berg as Liedkomponist: an analytical study of his two settings of "Schliesse mir die Augen beide," 1907 and 1925, thesis or dissertation, May 1986; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935595/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .