The Development of the German Lied between 1782 and 1878: Ten Settings of Goethe’s Ballad Erlkönig

  • Matjaž Matošec
Keywords: German lied, development, 1782–1878, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Erlkönig

Abstract

Goethe’s Erlkönig is one of the most frequently set secular texts to music in modern history of Western music. Werner-Joachim Düring counts 131 settings, the first from 1782, the last one published in 1957. The results of analysis of ten settings of Goethe’s ballad created between 1782 and 1878 serve as a basis for describing the development of the German lied during this period.

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Published
2006-12-01
How to Cite
MatošecM. (2006). The Development of the German Lied between 1782 and 1878: Ten Settings of Goethe’s Ballad Erlkönig. Musicological Annual, 42(1), 25-34. https://doi.org/10.4312/mz.42.1.25-34
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