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Songs of the Second Viennese School : A Performer’s Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works (Paperback)

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In Songs of the Second Viennese School: A Performer’s Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works, scholar Loralee Songer outlines for singers and voice teachers critical information on selected solo vocal works by three major classical composers active during the first half of the twentieth century: Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern. For too long, the remarkable vocal works of these composers have received insufficient attention because too many have assumed their works to be “unsingable” atonal pieces, musically impossible (or unrewarding) for performers and entirely unsatisfying for listening audiences.

For each composer, Songer provides information about the composer's educational background and compositional style, as well as commentary on representative vocal works supported by musical examples. The discussion is bolstered by interviews with renowned singers who supply advice for practice and performance. A catalog of selected songs featuring information on each work's poet, key, range, and German-English translation is also provided.

Voice teachers and singers of varying levels will benefit from this book's practical content and format, and the exposure to under-appreciated works will enhance recital performance repertoire substantially.
Number of Pages: 271
Genre: Music
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: Loralee Songer
Language: English
Street Date: August 22, 2016
TCIN: 51649778
UPC: 9781442232976
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-3184
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