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Alfred Music Publishing, 1991 - Music - 72 pages
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12 Songs by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with texts in Italian, French and German. Mozart's brilliant piano technique and his intimate knowledge of beautiful singing is combined to create cameos of human psychology such as reverence, infatuation, humor, jealously, and playfulness, all in masterful songs. Includes word-by-word translations of the Italian, French, and German text as well as a translation into the International Phonetic Alphabet.

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Ridente la calma K 210a
Oiseaux si tous les ans K 284d
Dans un bois solitaire K 295b
Die Zufriedenheit K 367a
Als Luise die Briefe verbrannte K 520
Abendempfindung K 523
An Chloe K 524
Sehnsucht nach dem Friihlinge K 596
Der Friihling K 597
Das Kinderspiel K 598
The Sounds of Mozarts Languages
Key to the International Phonetic Alphabet

Der Zauberer K 472
Das Veilchen K 476

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About the author (1991)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) was a prolific and influential composer. Since its first performance in 1791, The Magic Flute has been a crowd pleasing opera and it remains one of the most celebrated in its genre.

John Glenn Paton grew up in a musical home in New Castle, Pa. He studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music under Franklin Bens and Sonia Essin. After military service he studied further at the Eastman School of Music under Julius Huehn. Through both Essin and Huehn he traces his vocal lineage to Anna Schoen-Rene and through her to Pauline Viardot-Garcia.

After studying lieder interpretation in Stuttgart, Germany, under composer Hermann Reutter, Paton taught at the University of Wisconsin and sang annual concert tours with Reutter as his accompanist. Later he taught at the University of Colorado, which gave him a fellowship to do research in Rome.

In California since 1986, Paton taught class voice to acting students at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena. In 1989 he joined the faculty of the University of Southern California. He celebrated his 60th birthday by giving a solo recital, and he continues to perform occasionally.

Paton has edited song collections for G. Schirmer, Leyerle Publications and Alfred Publishing Co. Voice studios around the world use his books, including works translated into Japanese and Korean.