This on-line project consists of commentaries and critical editions of the songs of the 'Vormaerz' and the 1848 Revolution which have shaped the cultural memory of this period in Germany. Looking at both textual and musical developments the research deals with the history of reception of key 1848 songs by established as well as anonymous poets. These together have formed an enduring corpus in the repertoires of singers of German political song. One of the main findings is how songs are not static: they evolve musically and textually and can undergo changes of function during a process of historical reception which is often ideologically motivated.
|Translated title of the contribution||AHRC-DFG Project "Songs of the Revolution of 1848 and their Reception History in Germany"|
|Place of Publication||Freiburg|
|Publisher||Deutsches Volksliedarchiv Freiburg|
|Media of output||Online|
|Size||25 critical editions and commentaries of songs; 3 longer essays|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
Bibliographical noteBrief Description: Historical critical editions of 30 songs of the 1848 Revolution in Germany charting the history of reception of these songs.
Editor(s) / Output Media: David Robb and Eckhard John
Commissioning Body / Publisher: AHRC and DFG/ Deutsches Volksliedarchiv Freiburg