English translation: four-measure phrases / groups
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German to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Music / classical music
German term or phrase:Viertakter
Under discussion is the third song of Schumann's Vier Husarenlieder.
"Die Verse Lenaus laden zum einfachsten Deklamieren ein. Schumann folgt dem am Anfang in sehr strengen ••Viertaktern••, die dem Gedicht ein wenig von seiner Flexibilität nehmen."
Are they four-measure lines or four-beat measures? (Unfortunately, I don't have access to the score.)