Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood) Opus 15

by Robert Schumann (Germany 1810-1856)

 An Analysis with Suggestions for Interpretation
by Joseph Bloch & Peter Coraggio

Contents

A. Introduction

The Background of Schumann's Style
Schumann’s Writing on Music
Schumann’s Cycles before Kinderszenen
The Overall Structure of Kinderszenen

B. Analysis of Kinderszenen

Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
(Of Foreign Lands and People) Kuriose Geschichte (Curious Story)
Hasche-Mann (Blind man’s Buff)
Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child)
Wichtige Begebenheit (Important Event)
Träumerei (Dreaming)
Am Kamin (By the Fireside)
Ritter vom Steckenpferd (On the Hobby Horse)
Fast zu Ernst (Almost Too Serious)
Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep)
Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks)

$35 postpaid