Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder by Deborah Stein,Robert Spillman

By Deborah Stein,Robert Spillman

concentrating on the song of the nice music composers--Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss--Poetry Into Song deals a scientific creation to the functionality and research of Lieder . half I, "The Language of Poetry," offers chapters at the subject matters and imagery of German Romanticism and the tools of research for German Romantic poetry. half II, "The Language of the Performer," bargains with problems with predicament to performers: texture, temporality, articulation, and interpretation of notation and weird rhythm accents and stresses. half III presents essentially outlined analytical approaches for every of 4 major chapters on concord and tonality, melody and reason, rhythm and meter, and shape. The concluding bankruptcy compares diverse settings of a similar textual content, and the quantity ends with numerous appendices that supply textual content translations, over forty pages of much less obtainable music rankings, a word list of technical phrases, and a considerable bibliography. Directed towards scholars in either voice and thought, and towards all singers, the authors identify a framework for the research of tune according to a strategy of appearing, listening, and interpreting, designed to provide the reader a brand new figuring out of the reciprocal interplay among functionality and research. Emphasizing the masterworks, the publication beneficial properties quite a few poetic texts, in addition to a middle repertory of songs. Examples in the course of the textual content display issues, whereas finish of bankruptcy questions strengthen suggestions and supply possibilities for directed research. whereas there are a selection of books on Lieder and on German Romantic poetry, none combines functionality, musical research, textual research, and the interrelation among poetry and track within the systematic, thorough method of Poetry Into Song.

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