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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Gurre-Lieder is a massive cantata for five vocal soloists, narrator, chorus and large, composed by Arnold Schoenberg, on poems by the Danish novelist Jens Peter Jacobsen. The title means 'Songs of Gurre', referring to Gurre Castle in Denmark, scene of the medieval love-tragedy revolving around the Danish national legend of the love of the Danish king Valdemar Atterdag for his mistress Tove, and her subsequent murder by Valdemar's jealous Queen Helvig.In 1900, Schoenberg began composing the work as a song cycle for soprano, tenor and piano for a competition run by the Wiener Tonk nstler-Vereins. It was written in a lush, late-romantic style heavily influenced by Richard Wagnershow more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 148 x 224 x 10mm | 140.61g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134972959
  • 9786134972956