Title

A Literary and Musical History of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "The Erl King"

Publication Year

1966

Keywords

literature, music, history, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German, performance

Disciplines

Comparative Literature | German Language and Literature | Music | Music Performance | Performance Studies

Abstract

It is my belief that many of man's worthwhile labors have been obscured by prejudice and the passage of time. This treatise will discuss those forgotten musical settings of Goethe's "Erl King" which I have been able to recover. This treatise will endeavor to determine which of these merit performance and how they compare with Schubert's masterful Opus 1. I hope that through this research some worthy music which has been temporarily lost to the public will be discovered and brought to performance.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

Music

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