Basing on the recent research of Svitlana Macenka ,
Associate Professor of Lviv National University, it is shown that in the
representative for German romanticism novels by E.T.A. Hoffmann
("Competition of Singers", 1818; "Don Juan", 1812; "Rat Crespel", 1816) the
singing seems to be a force that builds a connection between the inner
world of a character and its superhuman, transcendental aspects
(whether divine or demonic nature); some gender aspects of musicmaking
and singing in the work Hoffmann’s are also revealed.
anthropological conceptions in romanticism; music in romanticism; singing voice in literature; E.T.A. Hoffman.