The disease affected the talented musician both physically and mentally. Wolf was famous for his use of tonality to reinforce meaning. Concentrating on two tonal areas to musically depict ambiguity and conflict in the text became a hallmark of his style, resolving only when appropriate to the meaning of the song.
He abandoned his activities as a critic in and began composing once more; perhaps not unexpectedly, the first songs he wrote after his compositional hiatus to poems by GoetheJoseph von Eichendorff and Joseph Viktor von Scheffel emphasized themes of strength and resolution under adversity.
His formal structure as well reflected the texts being set, and he wrote almost none of the straightforward strophic songs favoured by his contemporaries, instead building the form around the nature of the work. However, his music talent surpassed this, and he later became a good teacher.
Wolf is buried in the Zentralfriedhof Central Cemetery in Vienna, along with many other notable composers. Other song cycles were on poems of Henrik Ibsen and Michelangelo.
Hugo Wolf later landed a job as a Kapellmeister in Salzburg. In his later works he relied less on the text to give him his musical framework and more on his pure musical ideas themselves; the later Spanish and Italian songs reflect this move toward " absolute music ".
After setting his last songs in Marchthree somber sonnets by Michelangelo, Wolf worked tirelessly on another Spanish opera, Manuel Venegas, which amounted to 60 pages of piano score, before his breakdown. Only a week later his father died, leaving him devastated, and he did not compose for the remainder of the year.
Unfortunately, this led to Wolf being expelled from school. Despite haphazard education that ended in a series of expulsions, Wolf the lieder composer was possessed of and by a psychological insight that revealed as early as what poured forth later between arid stretches -- some songs, the finest of them both emotionally penetrating and musically profound.
Learn More in these related Britannica articles: Initially, his father did not expect his son would turn to music entirely as a source of earning his livelihood.
Shortly thereafter Wolf slipped into syphilitic insanity, with only occasional spells of wellbeing. His activities as a critic began to pick up. His father traded in the leather business. Through training with the Alban Berg, Smetana, Amadeus and LaSalle Quartets, and also with Ferenc Rados, the ensemble laid the cornerstone for a highly successful career together.
This left him often extremely temperamental, alienating friends and patrons, though his charm helped him retain them more than his actions merited.
Confirm you are human Step 2 optional: He completed orchestrations of previous works, but new compositions were not forthcoming, and certainly not the opera which he was now fixated on composing, still convinced that success in the larger forms was the mark of compositional greatness.
After being expelled, Hugo Wolf joined the Vienna Conservatory. He spent most of his life in Viennabecoming a representative of "New German" trend in Liedera trend which followed from the expressive, chromaticand dramatic musical innovations of Richard Wagner.
He spent the next months revising Der Corregidor.Hugo Wolf [Frank Walker] on mint-body.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the definitive biography of the composer Hugo Wolf (), who was among the greatest Romantic song composers.
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Hugo Wolf was born in Windischgrätz in the Duchy of Styria (now Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia), then a part of the Austrian Empire. From his maternal side, he was related to Herbert von Karajan. Hugo Wolf, March 13, Hugo Wolf was born on March 13th, in Slovenj Gradec in Slovenia, He is famous for being one of the earliest composers.
Hugo Wolf, a native of Windischgraz (now Slovenjgradec, Slovenia), in the Austro-Hungarian province of Styria, was born on March 13, and died on February 22,three weeks before his 43rd birthday -- like Schubert, German music's first great lieder composer, of tertiary syphilis.
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