Hugo Wolf and the Nineteenth-Century Lied: The Development of Lieder as Reflection of Changing Ideologies, Music Aesthetics and Compositional Development

King, Jordan A.


  • Viennese composer Hugo Wolf (1860-1903) wrote hundreds of songs, setting pre-existing German poems to music. By the late nineteenth century, this genre, known as the Lied, had a sizable pre-existing repertoire. Wolf avoided setting poetry that had been set by other composers unless he felt that the poetry had been misinterpreted. Wolf's contemporaries also had a strong, well-developed view on the ... read more
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