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by Josef Freiherr von Eichendorff,Edward Ford




In this work, Edward Ford translates into English many of the poems and one tale by the nineteenth-century German writer Josef Freiherr von Eichendorff. His achievement is to have brought to readers' attention the beauties of important poetry not widely known in the United States at the present time. Many of these poems have been set to music by composers as distinguished as Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Richard Strauss. The musical setting of Eichendorff's poem, "In einem kühlen Grunde," by an obscure Lutheran pastor, Friedrich Glück, has become so familiar to present-day Germans that it is often mistakenly listed as a "folk song" in catalogues. Eichendorff's poems are culturally so central to the German lyric tradition that they deserve to be better known in English.
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ISBN: 1602643679
ISBN13: 978-1602643673
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
Author: Josef Freiherr von Eichendorff,Edward Ford
Language: English
Publisher: Virtualbookworm.com Publishing (April 20, 2009)
Pages: 104 pages
ePUB size: 1618 kb
FB2 size: 1531 kb
Rating: 4.5
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