[Reading] ➶ Kreisleriana ➬ E.T.A. Hoffmann – E17streets4all.co.uk This book contains the first complete translation in English of E T A Hoffmann s major musical writings, complementing the well known Tales It offers, therefore, a long awaited opportunity to assess t This book contains the first complete translation in English of E T A Hoffmann s major musical writings, complementing the well known Tales It offers, therefore, a long awaited opportunity to assess the thought and influence of one of the most famous of all writers on music and the musical links with his fiction Containing the first complete appearance in English of Kreisleriana, it reveals a masterpiece of imaginative writing whose title is familiar to musicians from Robert Schumann s piano cycle and whose profound humour and irony can now be fully appreciated This volume offers translations aiming at the greatest fidelity to Hoffmann, as well as musical accuracy in the reviews David Charlton s three introductory essays provide extensive information on the background to Romantic music criticism on the origins and internal structure of Kreisleriana and on Hoffmann and opera A concluding essay by the late Friedrich Schnapp lists Hoffmann s planned reviews and those mistakenly attributed to him.
Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann, better known by his pen name E T A Hoffmann Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann , was a German Romantic author of fantasy and horror, a jurist, composer, music critic, draftsman and caricaturist His stories form the basis of Jacques Offenbach s famous opera The Tales of Hoffmann, in which Hoffman appears heavily fictionalized as the hero He is also the author of the novella The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, on which the famous ballet The Nutcracker is based The ballet Copp lia is based on two other stories that Hoffmann wrote, while Schumann s Kreisleriana is based on Hoffmann s character Johannes KreislerHoffmann s stories were very influential during the th century, and he is one of the major authors of the Romantic movement.
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