Singing Schumann: An Interpretive Guide for Performers

Singing Schumann: An Interpretive Guide for Performers

by Richard Miller
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0195181972

ISBN-13: 9780195181975

Pub. Date: 11/01/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

To restrict performance of the Schumann Lieder to the "familiar forty" is to deprive the singer and pianist of a major reservoir of superior song. Thus Singing Schumann not only takes an in-depth look at the widely performed middle and late Lieder, it also fully reconsiders the early songs. Offering the same readability and informed insights in this

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To restrict performance of the Schumann Lieder to the "familiar forty" is to deprive the singer and pianist of a major reservoir of superior song. Thus Singing Schumann not only takes an in-depth look at the widely performed middle and late Lieder, it also fully reconsiders the early songs. Offering the same readability and informed insights in this volume that distinguished his acclaimed On the Art of Singing (OUP 1996), Miller presents a practical manual to help singers and pianists bring Robert Schumann's Lieder to life in performance. He also provides cogent suggestions for interpretation of all of Schumann's solo and duet songs, useful pointers that are grounded in a thorough understanding of Schumann's compositional style and its full historical background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195181975
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
995,813
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Why This Book Was Written
1. Robert Schumann as Song Composer
2. Performance Practices in the Schumann Lieder
3. Liederkreis (Heine), Opus 24
4. Myrten, Opus 25
5. Kerner Lieder, Opus 35
6. Reinick Lieder, Opus 36
7. Rückert Lieder (Zwölf Gedichte aus "Liebesfrühling"), Opus 37
8. Liederkries (Eichendorff), Opus 39
9. Fünf Lieder (Andersen and Chamisso), Opus 40
10. Frauenliebe and -leben, (Chamisso), Opus 42
11. Dichterliebe (Heine), Opus 48
12. Opus 45 and Opus 57
13. Opus 53
14. Some Other Early Lieder: Opuses 27, 30, 31, 49
15. Opus 127 and Opus 142
16. Opus 51
17. Opus 64
18. Opus 77
19. Liederalbum für die Jugend, Opus 79
20. Opus 83 and Opus 87
21. Sechs Gesänge, Opus 89 (von der Neun), and Opus 90 (Lenau)
22. Drei Gesänge (Byron), Opus 95, and Opus 96
23. Lieder and Gesänge aus Wilhelm Meister (Goethe), Opus 98a
24. Sieben Lieder (Kulmann), Opus 104, Opus 107, and Vier Husarenlieder (Lenau), Opus 117
25. Opus 119, Opus 125, and Maria Stuart Lieder, Opus 135
26. Solos and Duets from the Ensemble Collections: Opuses 29, 34, 37, 43, 74, 78, 79, 101, 103, 112, 138
27. Provenzalisches Lied, #4, Ballade, #7, Opus 139, and Der Contrabandiste, Opus 74, App.

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