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The descriptive note comes from item 400 in :


 1990

Henderson, Alice H.
Henderson, Donald Gene
Carl Maria von Weber : a guide to research
New York: Garland, 1990, 385 p.

This is what Donald Gene Henderson had to say:

Maintains that Heine, although not musically trained, possessed a sharp sensitivity to music and sometimes wrote poetry based upon musical stimuli. Cites verse containing references to Paganini, Meyerbeer, and Berlioz. Aside from his well-known disparagement of the "Jungfraukranz" song, he does not mention Weber in other published writings. His poem "Atta Troll--em Sommernachtstraum" appears, however, to be modeled upon the imagery of the Wolfsschlucht scene from Der Freischutz and becomes an early nineteenth-century political allegory in Heine's hands.

© Donald Gene Henderson
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