Hall, Michael: Schubert's Song Sets (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Introduction: A changing perspective; Song sets rather than song cycles; The early 19th-century context; The need for structural balance; The experimental sets; Taking heed of the market; Music for the home rather than the concert hall; The principles of the Bildung circle; The musical co-ordination in the sets; Sets with opus numbers assigned by Schubert; The Heine Set: The genesis of the poems; The genesis of the music; Heine's dual nature; Schubert's dual nature; Texts; The overall musical structure; The individual songs; Bibliography; Index of Schubert's music cited; Index of poets cited; General index.