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Abstract: This thesis presents an overview of five nineteenth-century musical compositions that are associated in one way or another with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Faust. They include Mendelssohn's Die Erste Walpurgisnacht (1842), Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust (1846), Schumann's Szenen aus Goethes Faust (1853), Wagner's Eine Faust Overture (1855), and Liszt's Faust Symphonie (1857). Rare first ... read moreeditions of these works housed in the Frédéric Louis Ritter Collection of Rare Music at Tufts University serve as the driving force for the thesis, which consists of an exhibition and a series of supplemental essays, exploring the context and genesis of the works and their connection to Goethe's play.
Thesis (M.A.)--Tufts University, 2015.
Submitted to the Dept. of Music.
Advisor: Jane Bernstein.
Committee: Joseph Auner, Alessandra Campana, and Michael Rogan.
Keyword: Music.read less