Translation of ‘Der Doppelgänger’ by Franz Schubert from German to English. In search of. Schubert’s Doppelganger. DAVID BRETHERTON addresses some issues raised by a neglected Adorno essay. DORNO’S ESSAY ‘Schubert’ is a re-. To present a discussion of Der Doppelgänger, the thirteenth song from Schubert’s Schwanengesang, might seem a redundant enterprise.

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Individually, each of the chords in the opening might also symbolize this opposition by implying both a major and minor triad see Example 2.

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I am not suggesting that the introduction is initially heard as being modally ambiguous doppelgager is clearly heard in B minorrather I am trying to illuminate a dramatic structure imbedded within this opening that foreshadows larger actions in both the schuber and text.

The starting point for this essay is a simple fascination with the song’s miraculously economical text. Don’t have an account? Schubert’s song cyclesincluding: Robert Nottingham submitted Rather, they are, respectively, the French- and German-sixth chords derived from the key of E.

Sprache der Liebe D. Ziemlich langsam G major. Edition PetersNo. Unlike the German-sixth of measure 51, these chords are not the augmented-sixths one would normally expect in the key of B. Orest auf Tauris D. The song, and its poem, are both referenced in the opening of video game Persona 2: This also marks the last time that the introductory progression is presented unaltered.


Auf der Donau D. Gesang der Norna D. Son fra l’onde D. Despite the numerous implied dominants, the complete triad is heard on only three occasions, each accompanied by the pitch E.

Cora an die Sonne D. Through the course of the piece, the instability of the dominant becomes increasingly evident, making its significance in the introduction, to borrow from Edward T.

Der Flug der Zeit D.

Der Doppelgänger (English translation)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Furthermore, Given that Heine uses the word only once in the last stanza of the poem, he apparently wished to postpone or perhaps even downplay the mythical associations.

Pensa, che questo istante D. On a larger scale, the opening chord demarcates the dichotomy between the tonalities of B major and B minor. Email alerts New issue alert. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation.

In addition, one will notice how the missing C and the F drone as well serves soppelganger an axis of symmetry for the four-note set. The root pitches themselves, F and E, although adjacent in the diatonic scale, become antithetical figures when reflected across the axis of the tonic B.

Henry Litolff’s Verlagn. Here we find, as part of a suspension, the entire subdominant triad enveloped inside the empty fifth of the dominant from measure 4. Gruppe aus dem Tartarus Scnubert. You double-goer, you pale companion!

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Der Wanderer an den Mond D. Individually, however, none of the chords are complete, hence each dyad potentially implies more than one harmony see Example 2. Abschied von der Erde D. In Schwanengesangthis song stands at the end of the Heine songs, although Heine’s order is different and it has been argued that the sequence works better dramatically when the songs are performed in their order of appearance in the Buch der Lieder.

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It is a B-minor chord in first inversion D— F —B. An die Leier D.

An den Mond D. Trinklied vor der Schlacht D. Laura am Klavier D. I provide the original scanned version and the filtered, because the filter does some changes smoothening, sharpening borders and some portions of the scan get lost sometimes when they are too small e. Julius an Theone D. If the latter pairing is considered more important than the former, then the final two chords measures 61—63 should be considered a kind of plagal cadence with a Picardy third.

Trauer der Liebe D. The last presentation is, of course, in measure 59, which is an entire doppelgangerr built on C. Drang in die Ferne D. Der gute Hirt D. An mein Klavier D.

Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account? Mein Gruss an den Mai D. Creative Commons Attribution 3.