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The 19th Century Song Cycle and the European Classical Guitar

Adam Cicchillitti

https://escholarship.mcgill.ca/concern/papers/n296x4486?locale=en

https://escholarship.mcgill.ca/concern/papers/n296x4486

The purpose of my project is to arrange German composer Robert Schumann’s song cycle Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love, 1840), a work consisting of 16 songs originally composed for solo voice and piano and set to texts by Heinrich Heine (1797-1856), for the classical guitar. The final transcription will culminate in a version for solo guitar accompaniment and tenor or soprano voice. Today, the concert guitarist’s repertoire consists mainly of substantial works by modern-day and 20th century composers, and/or arrangements of works originally written for other instruments. My project will expand the classical guitar repertoire by rendering a celebrated song cycle from the 19th century idiomatic to the guitar. Through analysis, arrangement, performance, publication, and recording of Dichterliebe on the guitar, I will advocate for increased awareness and appreciation of the classical guitar’s versatility in the 21st century. [...]

The 19th Century Song Cycle and the European Classical Guitar

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