The Songs of Hugo Wolf

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With a foreword by the legendary accompanist, Gerald Moore, Eric Sams' study (Faber 1961, revised 1983) is a notable landmark in the establishment of Wolf as one of the supreme masters of German song. Comprehensively revised and enlarged in 1983, the main subject matter remains the 242 published songs that Wolf wrote for voice and piano, though the Ibsen songs for voice and orchestra are also discussed.

English translations are provided and the backgrounds to the original poems ...

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Overview

With a foreword by the legendary accompanist, Gerald Moore, Eric Sams' study (Faber 1961, revised 1983) is a notable landmark in the establishment of Wolf as one of the supreme masters of German song. Comprehensively revised and enlarged in 1983, the main subject matter remains the 242 published songs that Wolf wrote for voice and piano, though the Ibsen songs for voice and orchestra are also discussed.

English translations are provided and the backgrounds to the original poems by Morike, Eichendorff and Goethe, as well as the Italian and Spanish sources from which the songbooks were drawn, are fully explored. Each song is dated, its keys identified and vocal range determined.

'This is the most important book in the English language on the songs of Hugo Wolf since Ernest Newman proclaimed the composer's genius in 1907 . . . To the English-speaking student this work is a treasure to which he will find himself returning again and again: it is indispensable to those of us anxious to gain a deeper knowledge of Wolf.' Gerald Moore

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780571242191
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 401
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Edition
Preface to the First Edition (1961)
Preface to the Second Edition
Wolf as a Song-Writer 1
I The first published songs 43
Six songs for a woman's voice 44
Six songs to words by Scheffel, Morike, Goethe and Kerner 52
II The Morike songs 59
III The Eichendorff songs 149
IV The Goethe songs 177
V The Spanish Songbook 248
VI The Keller Songs 303
VII The Italian Songbook 311
VIII The last published songs
Three songs to words by Reinick 369
Four songs to words by Heine, Shakespeare and Byron 373
The Michelangelo songs 378
Annex Three songs from Ibsen's The Feast at Solhaug 384
Index A the Songs 389
Index B General 395
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