Fanny Hensel's Lied Aesthetic

@article{Rodgers2011FannyHL,
  title={Fanny Hensel's Lied Aesthetic},
  author={Stephen Rodgers},
  journal={Journal of Musicological Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={30},
  pages={175 - 201}
}
  • S. Rodgers
  • Published 1 July 2011
  • Art
  • Journal of Musicological Research
The bulk of research on Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel to date has focused primarily on either the historical or editorial; analysis of her music, however, is rare. Turning the lens on Hensel's songs for solo voice is a step toward rectifying this situation. What defines the Henselian Lied? What makes her songs distinctive and unmistakably her own? What, in short, was her Lied aesthetic? An examination of two of her songs from the late 1820s, “Verlust” (1827) and “Die frühen Gräber” (1828), uncovers… 

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