Year of Publication

2020

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Document Type

Master's Thesis

College

Fine Arts

Department

Music

First Advisor

Dr. Michael Baker

Abstract

These two essays address different issues regarding Lieder. Chapter 1 discusses moon topoi and traces the development of these topics from “naïve” in Gluck’s works to “sentimental” in the songs of Fanny Hensel, based on the philosophical ideas of Friedrich Schiller. Chapter 2 focuses on specific translation theory, drawing on work from Mona Baker and Zhang Qun-Xing, arguing that one cannot compare two song settings of different translations of the same poem, since the translator’s bias is inserted into the poetry, thereby changing the meaning of each song.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2020.256

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