Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cherubino's LeapIn Search of the Enlightenment Moment$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Richard Kramer

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780226377896

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226384085.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 03 June 2020

Composing Klopstock

Composing Klopstock

Gluck contra Bach

(p.85) 5 Composing Klopstock
Cherubino's Leap

Richard Kramer

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the works of Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock that were set to music by Bach and Gluck. In particular, Bach's setting of Lyda and Gluck's settings of Der Jüngling and Die frü hen Gräber. These settings were published in Poetische Blumenlese of 1775, edited by Johann Heinrich Voss. In a letter dated 30 March 1774 to his colleagues Voss reports from Hamburg on a visit to Klopstock: “Afterward we spoke about the rhythm and the music of prosody. Gluck's Willkommen [o silberne Mond] and the Schlachtgesang pleased him thoroughly. The others, such as das deutsche Mädchen, less so, and yet more than Bach's composition. Bach is otherwise said to speak with esteem of Gluck”.

Keywords:   Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, German poets, poetry, odes, Enlightenment, classical music, Bach, Gluck

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.