Lieder Line by Line, and Word for Word

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Clarendon Press, 1996 - Music - 434 pages
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German song in the nineteenth century offers some of the greatest pleasures available to the singer, pianist, and listener. The great German poets - Goethe, Schiller, Ruckert, Eichendorff, Heine, Morike, Hesse, and many lesser figures - inspired such perennial masterpieces as Schubert's songcycles Die Schone Mullerin and Winterreise, Schumann's Dichterliebe, and Mahler's Die Kindertotenlieder. This book provides the German texts of the most frequently studied and performed songs, and gives literal, word-for-word translations under each line, plus clear English prose versions of eachpoem. Neither is a singing version, but each contributes to the understanding and appreciation of the song. The composers represented are Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Wagner, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler, and Richard Strauss. This new edition includes numerous corrections and improvemenbts to thetranslations.
 

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Contents

Beethoven
1
Schubert
18
Schumann
156
Wagner
237
Brahms
243
Wolf
292
Mahler
386
Strauss
402
Index
427
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Lois Phillips is a freelance musician: teacher of piano and Alexander Technique.

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