“FRENZY:SCHUMANN’S LATE STYLE”:A POEM

Spasms

Of

Frenzied sound.

INcomplete

Motifs

Jagged

Dotted

Rythyms

Bursting in

Helpless

Nervile

Impulses

{Schumann was committed to a “lunatic asylum” in his last few years; just prior to this he wrote these late/last works, which include the Mass in C minor, op.147;Requiem,op.148; Violin concerto. These works are often much maligned by scholars but have a great interest, musically AND emotionally, because you can see the “degeneration” of Schumann’s style to an extreme exacerbation of the mannerisms he already had, the contrasts bewteen his Eusebius and Florestan personalities, as he called them; the impassioned/nervile and the impassioned music of love; not that we are JUST left with stylistic mannerisms: the music has genuinley moving passages, intensified by the poignancy of the knowledge we have of Schumann’s mental deterioration}

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Published by: decayetude

ENTHUSIASMS: CLASSICAL MUSIC, ESPECIALLY OBSCURE ROMANTIC COMPOSERS; BACH/HANDEL LITERATURE, ESPECIALLY THOUGHTFUL, WELL-WRITTEN(STYLISTICALLY)NOVELS W G SEBALD WALTER BENJAMIN THEODOR ADORNO(JUST BEGINNING!) AESTHETIC PHILOSOPHY GAY MEN'S WRITING;QUEER THEORY STIMULATING DISCUSSIONS(EMOTIONALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY) GOOD RICH THICK ESPRESSO MICHAEL PONTI SPRITUALITY/LIFE'S "AURA"(BENJAMIN), WHATEVER TRANSCENDENTAL THING YOU WANT TO CALL THIS MEMORY-the elusiveness thereof. LOST TIME AND AN ATTEMPT AT ITS REDEMPTION(NON THEISTICALLY/RELIGIOUSLY)

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