The Interpretation Of French Song

Author: Pierre Bernac
Publisher: Kahn & Averill Publishers
ISBN:
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"No voice teacher, no coach, no accompanist, no singer, and for that matter, no music-lover should be without this publication . . . from a man whose knowledge of this repertoire is so complete and profound as to make his treatment of it definitive and without equal." -"Notes"

A French Song Companion

Author: Graham Johnson
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199249664
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'flicking through the lovingly enthusiastic writing in this Companion is a rewarding experience. Johnson has excelled on every level and his experience as an accompanist transforms this book into a precious insider's account. What could easily have turned out to be a dry catalogue is in fact a lively, witty and informative journey.' -Francis Carlin, The Singer'A great deal of thought has obviously gone into the presentation of the enormous number of facts to be found here... Furthermore, the book is a delight to handle.' -GramaphoneThe French Song Companion is an indispensable guide to French song. 150 composers and 700 song translations make this the ideal handbook both for the seasoned enthusiast, and the newcomer to this endlessly fascinating repertory. Graham Johnson, one of the world's busiest accompanists, brings his wide experience to the biographical commentaries, and Richard Stokes, renowned for his translations of German Lieder, provides line-by-line translations of some of the greatest poems ever set to music.

French Song From Berlioz To Duparc

Author: Frits Noske
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486255549
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Devoted to French art songs of the 19th century, this volume explores the melodies of Berlioz, Liszt, Bizet, Saint-Saëns, Franck, Fauré, and many others. Sensitive evaluations include more than 250 musical examples.

Song

Author: Carol Kimball
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1476853525
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(Book). Carol Kimball's comprehensive survey of art song literature has been the principal one-volume American source on the topic. Now back in print after an absence of several years, this newly revised edition includes biographies and discussions of the work of 150 composers of various nationalities, as well as articles on styles of various schools of composition.

The Nineteenth Century German Lied

Author: Lorraine Gorrell
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781574671230
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The development of the piano, together with changes in culture and society, led to the transformation of song into a major musical genre. This study of the great lieder of 19th-century composers Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Hugo Wolf also includes lesser-known composers, such as Louis Spohr and Robert Franz, plus significant contributions from women composers and performers.

Nineteenth Century French Song

Author: Barbara Meister
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253211750
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Nowhere in the art song repertoire does one find a more felicitous union of words and music than in the two hundred or so mŽlodies of FaurŽ, Chausson, Duparc, and Debussy. These four composers brought to the maginifcent poetry of their contemporaries, Verlaine, Gautier, Baudelaire, MallarmŽ, Leconte de Lisle, and others, the delicacy, sensitivity, and volutousness that characterize French music from 1865 to 1914. Song by song, this comprehensive study addresses each composer's complete works for solo voice and piano. When necessary, errors in popular published editions are pointed out and corrected. For each song, the full French text is given, followed by Barbara Meister's translationÑin many cases, the first English version ever published. These exquisite renderings (not intended to substitute for the French lyrics in performance) vividly convey the sense and mood of the originals. Here the singer will find guidance on interpretation and pronunciation; the accompanist will profit from harmonic analyses intended to further genuine partnership with the vocalist; and the listener will gain a fuller satisfaction from learning how various works fit in their historical and aesthetic context, and in the lives of the poets and composers.

Art Song

Author: Carol Kimball
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1480352527
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(Book). Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is a follow-up to author Carol Kimball's bestselling Song: A Guide to Art Song Style and Literature . Rather than a general survey of art song literature, the new book clearly and insightfully defines the fundamental characteristics of art song, and the integral relationship between lyric poetry and its musical settings. Topics covered include poetry basics for singers, exercises for singers in working with poetry, insights into composers' musical settings of poetry, building recital programs, performance suggestions, and recommended literature for college and university classical voice majors. The three appendices address further aspects of poetry, guidelines for creating a recital program, and representative classical voice recitals of various descriptions. Art Song: Linking Poetry and Music is extremely useful as an "unofficial" text for college/university vocal literature classes, as an excellent resource for singers and voice teachers, and of interest to all those who are fascinated by the rich legacy of the art song genre.

Poetry Into Song

Author: Deborah Stein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199754306
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Focusing on the music of the great song composers--Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss--Poetry Into Song offers a systematic introduction to the performance and analysis of Lieder . Part I, "The Language of Poetry," provides chapters on the themes and imagery of German Romanticism and the methods of analysis for German Romantic poetry. Part II, "The Language of the Performer," deals with issues of concern to performers: texture, temporality, articulation, and interpretation of notation and unusual rhythm accents and stresses. Part III provides clearly defined analytical procedures for each of four main chapters on harmony and tonality, melody and motive, rhythm and meter, and form. The concluding chapter compares different settings of the same text, and the volume ends with several appendices that offer text translations, over 40 pages of less accessible song scores, a glossary of technical terms, and a substantial bibliography. Directed toward students in both voice and theory, and toward all singers, the authors establish a framework for the analysis of song based on a process of performing, listening, and analyzing, designed to give the reader a new understanding of the reciprocal interaction between performance and analysis. Emphasizing the masterworks, the book features numerous poetic texts, as well as a core repertory of songs. Examples throughout the text demonstrate points, while end of chapter questions reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for directed analysis. While there are a variety of books on Lieder and on German Romantic poetry, none combines performance, musical analysis, textual analysis, and the interrelation between poetry and music in the systematic, thorough way of Poetry Into Song.

Exploring Art Song Lyrics

Author: Jonathan Retzlaff
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 019977532X
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Drawing generously from four centuries of Italian, German and French art song, Exploring Art Song Lyrics embraces the finest of the literature and presents the repertoire with unprecedented clarity and detail. Each of the over 750 selections comprises the original poem, a concise English translation, and an IPA transcription which is uniquely designed to match the musical setting. Enunciation and transcription charts are included for each language on a single, easy to read page. A thorough discussion of the method of transcription is provided in the appendix. With its wide-ranging scope of repertoire, and invaluable tools for interpretation and performance, Exploring Art Song Lyrics is an essential resource for the professional singer, voice teacher, and student.