René Rusch, associate professor of music theory, has released a new book titled Schubert’s Instrumental Music and Poetics of Interpretation. The book was published in September 2023 by Indiana University Press.
The publisher’s description of the book shares:
In six chapters, each devoted to one or two of Schubert’s pieces, René Rusch examines the conditions that have prompted scholarship to reevaluate the composer’s music and legacy, considers how different conclusions about his music may be reflective of certain aesthetic values, investigates the role of narrative in both music analysis and constructions of history, and explores alternative forms of coherence through updated analyses of the composer’s instrumental works. Rusch’s observations and comparative analyses address four significant areas of scholarly focus in Schubert studies, including his approach to chromaticism, his unique musical forms, the relationship between his music and biography, and the influence of Beethoven.
Drawing from a range of philosophical, hermeneutic, historical, biographical, theoretical, and analytical sources, Schubert’s Instrumental Music and Poetics of Interpretation offers readers a unique and innovative foray into the poetics of contemporary analyses of Schubert’s instrumental music and develops new ways to engage with his repertoire.
Schubert’s Instrumental Music and Poetics of Interpretation by René Rusch is now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook.