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By John Daverio

In Crossing Paths, John Daverio explores the connections among paintings and lifestyles within the works of 3 giants of musical romanticism. Drawing on modern serious concept and a large choice of nineteenth-century resources, he considers themes together with Schubert and Schumann's uncanny skill to awaken reminiscence in song, the intended cryptographic practices of Schumann and Brahms, and the attract of the Hungarian Gypsy kind for Brahms and others within the Schumann circle. The publication deals a clean standpoint at the song of those composers, together with a finished dialogue of the nineteenth century perform of cryptography, a debunking of the parable that Schumann and Brahms planted codes for "Clara Schumann" all through their works, and a spotlight to the past due works of Schumann now not as facts of the composer's descent into insanity yet as idea for his successors. Daverio portrays the book's 3 key gamers as musical storytellers, every one in his personal manner simulating the constitution of lived adventure in artistic endeavors. As an intimate examine of 3 composers that mixes cultural historical past and literary feedback with deep musicological knowing, Crossing Paths is a wealthy exploration of reminiscence, the new version of inventive culture, and the price of inventive influence.

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