Szenen aus Goethes Faust

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Robert Schumann

Szenen aus Goethes Faust

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Goethe had finished the second part of Faust only 13 years before Schumann began his setting of it, and most readers were daunted by its mysticism and abstruse symbolism. The first part, the story of Gretchen, was easy enough to comprehend and even portray in music, but the second was far less easily grasped, let alone... read more