German Poetry in Song: An Index of Lieder

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This practical book inventories some 9,800 settings of German poetry, primarily for one voice and piano. Under the first line of each poet's work is a list of the composers who have set the poem to music, giving the composer's title for the song, date of composition or publication when available, opus number, and other significant data. Indexes by composer, first line, and title are also included.

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Overview

This practical book inventories some 9,800 settings of German poetry, primarily for one voice and piano. Under the first line of each poet's work is a list of the composers who have set the poem to music, giving the composer's title for the song, date of composition or publication when available, opus number, and other significant data. Indexes by composer, first line, and title are also included.

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Journal Of Singing
...an enormously valuable reference tool....As a guide for singers, teachers, and coach-accompanists, this work cannot be too highly recommended.
Journal of Singing
...an enormously valuable reference tool....As a guide for singers, teachers, and coach-accompanists, this work cannot be too highly recommended.
Journal Of Singing
...an enormously valuable reference tool....As a guide for singers, teachers, and coach-accompanists, this work cannot be too highly recommended..
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Indexes 9,800 Lieder composed after 1770, primarily for one voice and piano, scores to most of which can still be found in the US by industrious library patrons. Songs by 370 composers, representing 7,450 poems by more than 1,100 poets, are listed. The main section is arranged by poet, under whose name the first line of each poem is listed along with information about its incarnation as song--dates of composition, opus numbers, instrumentation, translators, and the names of cycles or larger works. A title index (197 pp.) is included as a supplement at no additional charge. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780914913320
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1995
  • Series: Fallen Leaf Reference Books in Music Series , #30
  • Pages: 730
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 2.88 (d)

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