Franz Schubert: The Complete Songs

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This three-volume boxed set is the definitive work on Franz Schubert’s vocal music with piano.  A richly illustrated encyclopedia, these substantial volumes contain more than seven hundred song commentaries with parallel text and translations (by Richard Wigmore), detailed annotations on the songs’ poetic sources, and biographies of one hundred and twenty poets, as well as general articles on accompaniment, tonality, transcriptions, singers, and more. Written by Graham Johnson—celebrated accompanist, ...
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Overview


This three-volume boxed set is the definitive work on Franz Schubert’s vocal music with piano.  A richly illustrated encyclopedia, these substantial volumes contain more than seven hundred song commentaries with parallel text and translations (by Richard Wigmore), detailed annotations on the songs’ poetic sources, and biographies of one hundred and twenty poets, as well as general articles on accompaniment, tonality, transcriptions, singers, and more. Written by Graham Johnson—celebrated accompanist, author, and the first pianist ever to record all of Schubert’s songs and part-songs—this sumptuous work is a must for performers, scholars, and all lovers of Schubert lieder.
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Editorial Reviews

The Wall Street Journal - Matthew Gurewitsch

“Indispensible . . . very, very hard to put down.”—Matthew Gurewitsch, The Wall Street Journal
Classical Voice America - Rodney Punt

“The three-volume set is, by a wide margin, the definitive work on Schubert’s vocal music with piano. It is also easy to navigate, entertaining, and readable, at one stroke the indispensable reference for singers, pianists, musicologists, lovers of music in general, and fans of Schubert in particular.”—Rodney Punt, Classical Voice North America
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300112672
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 12/16/2014
  • Pages: 3000
  • Sales rank: 497,133
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 7.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Graham Johnson is Senior Professor of Accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and plays for recitals around the world.
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