Julius Stockhausen’s early performances of Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin

Loges, N. (2018) Julius Stockhausen’s early performances of Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. 19th-Century Music, 41 (3). pp. 206-224. ISSN 0148-2076 (print) 1533-8606 (online)

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Abstract

Franz Schubert's song cycle Die schöne Müllerin makes enormous demands not only on the performers but also on its audience, a factor that shaped the early performance history of the work. In this article, the pioneering complete performances of Die schöne Müllerin by the baritone Julius Stockhausen (1826–1906) will be explored, as well as the responses of his audiences, collaborators, and critics. The circumstances surrounding the first complete performance in Vienna's Musikverein on 4 May 1856, more than three decades after the cycle was composed in 1823, will be traced. A survey of subsequent performances reveal two things: within Stockhausen's concert career at least, it was no foregone conclusion that the complete cycle should always be performed; and a performance of the “complete cycle” meant many different things in his day. Stockhausen's artistic idealism jostled against the practical forces that necessarily influenced his approach to recital programming, leading to a multifaceted, untidy performance history for this cycle.

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Additional Information: Published as Loges, N. (2018) Julius Stockhausen’s Early Performances of Franz Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin, 19th-Century Music, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 206–224, ISSN: 0148-2076, electronic ISSN 1533-8606. © 2018 by the Regents of the University of California. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Stockhausen, Clara Schumann, Schubert, Müllerin, performance, song cycle
Subjects: Music History
Division: Musicology
Depositing User: Ms Katharine Liley
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:38
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2019 14:44
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncm.2018.41.3.206
URI: http://researchonline.rcm.ac.uk/id/eprint/529

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