Influences on Schumann's Metrícal Style

Harald Krebs

in Fantasy Pieces

Published in print April 1999 | ISBN: 9780195116236
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199871308 | DOI:
Influences on Schumann's Metrícal Style

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This chapter considers some of the music that likely influenced Schumann's metrical style: that of contemporary pianist-composers, such as Moscheles and Hummel, which he studied and performed in his youth; that of Paganini, some of whose Caprices for Solo Violin Schumann transcribed for piano; the keyboard music of J. S. Bach, which Schumann analyzed and played in the early 1830s; and that of Beethoven and Schubert. Substantial analyses of the music of these composers demonstrate the importance of metrical conflict therein. The chapter concludes with analyses of some of Schumann's very early works, which reveal his gradual absorption of some of the metrical procedures of earlier composers.

Keywords: Moscheles; Hummel; Cramer; Kalkbrenner; Paganini; J. S. Bach; Beethoven; Schubert; metrical dissonance

Chapter.  6082 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis

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