"Ich Grolle Nicht"
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This paper analyzes Heine's poem which was first set to music by German composer Robert Schumann. It gives a translated excerpt of the poem along with commentary regarding the author's style and intentions. It studies the different writing styles of the poet versus the composer. It also studies previous works of these artists. It concludes that each writer/composer presents his own view of the world and the treatment of music at that time in his life.
From the Paper:"The different styles employed by the two composers in their approach to the setting of "Ich Grolle Nicht" is readily apparent. Schumann had a very literary approach to his compositions. Starting off in life with the idea of being a pianist, along with his talent for word-setting, made him particularly keen to the idea of setting poetry to music. His compositions are usually short-breathed and somewhat square, but speak with a distinct personality. Within the scope of setting the work of Heine, including "Ich Grolle Nicht," Schumann demonstrates his ability to compress immense emotion into a few short bars."
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"Ich Grolle Nicht" (2003, February 11) Retrieved February 28, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/ich-grolle-nicht-5486/
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