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dc.contributor.authorMoon, Geoffreyen
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2440/21792-
dc.description2 v. (iii, 625 p.) : music ; 30 cm.en
dc.description.abstractA thesis which examines Schumann's secret musical language and the development of that language into a highly complex system of extra-musical meanings expressed in tones, special motifs, harmonic progressions and keys. This study traces the development of Schumann's procedures by first analysing the songs of 1840 to see which repeated musical devices connected with texts. Once they have been identified, the application of these devices is then examined, retrospectively, in selected works for solo piano. Relying heavily on Schumann's diaries and letters, as well as a detailed analysis of selected works for voice and solo piano, this study shows the extra-musical meaning to be ultimately concerned with Schumann's wish to marry Clara Wieck and her father's unyeilding opposition to the idea.en
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dc.subject.lcshSchumann, Robert, 1810-1856 Criticism and interpretation.en
dc.titleThe inner musical workings of Robert Schumann, 1828-1840 : in two volumes / Geoffrey Narramore Moon.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.schoolElder School of Musicen
dc.provenanceThis electronic version is made publicly available by the University of Adelaide in accordance with its open access policy for student theses. Copyright in this thesis remains with the author. This thesis may incorporate third party material which has been used by the author pursuant to Fair Dealing exception. If you are the author of this thesis and do not wish it to be made publicly available or If you are the owner of any included third party copyright material you wish to be removed from this electronic version, please complete the take down form located at: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/legals-
dc.description.dissertationThesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Elder School of Music, 2001en
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