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Free online course about Schubert’s Lieder- Settings of Goethe’s poems

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This unit looks at a selection of short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert (1797–1828) for a single voice with piano, a genre known as ‘Lieder’ (the German for ‘songs’). Once they became widely known, Schubert’s Lieder influenced generations of songwriters up to the present day. This unit discusses a choice of Schubert’s settings of Goethe’s poems, and using recordings, the poems (in German with parallel translations into English) and the some music scores. This unit is an adapted extract from the Open University course From Enlightenment to Romanticism c.1780-1830 (A207).

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To enrol click here:

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/history/history-art/schuberts-lieder-settings-goethes-poems/content-section-0

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