Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied

@article{McCreless2011SongsIM,
  title={Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied},
  author={Patrick McCreless},
  journal={Journal of Music Theory},
  year={2011},
  volume={55},
  pages={253-264}
}
Why do songs move us? How is it that some songs seem to condense the immensity of human experience into a single page, even a single passage? Yonatan Malin’s book, Songs in Motion: Rhythm and Meter in the German Lied, offers a fresh perspective on such questions. Songs move us, he implies, in part because of how they move—how they mingle the rhythms of music and poetry. Malin is not the first to write about the rhythms of song (throughout, he shows his debt to Arnold Feil, Susan Youens, Harald… 

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