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[+] Turchin, Barbara. "Robert Schumann's Song Cycles: The Cycle within the Song." 19th-Century Music 8 (Spring 1985): 231-44.

Schumann achieves coherence in song cycles by relating the songs musically as well as poetically. Musical means of providing unity in three cycles, Liederkreis, Op. 39, Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op. 42, and Dichterliebe, Op. 48, includes relating the songs tonally and motivically. Quotation of part of an earlier song in the closing piano postlude is heard in Frauenliebe und -Leben (song 1) and Dichterliebe (song 12). There is melodic quotation between songs in Liederkreis.

Works: Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39, Frauenliebe und -Leben, Op. 42, Dichterliebe, Op. 48.

Index Classifications: 1800s

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