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Author Stein, Deborah J. (Deborah Jane)

Title Poetry into song [electronic resource] : performance and analysis of lieder / Deborah Stein, Robert Spillman ; foreword by Elly Ameling with Max Deen Larsen.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xvii, 413 p. : ill.
Note Includes scores for 17 songs.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary When Franz Schubert put Goethe's poem "Gretchen am Spinnrade" to music in 1814, he created a musical form that has captivated audiences ever since. In Poetry into Song, Deborah Stein and Robert Spillman challenge readers to seek a richer, more imaginative understanding of Lied - the nineteenth-century German art song. Written for students of voice, piano, and theory and for all singers and accompanists, Poetry into Song establishes a framework for the analysis of song based on a process of performing, listening, analyzing, and performing again. This unique approach emphasizes the reciprocal interaction between performance and analysis. Focusing on the masterworks, Poetry into Song features numerous poetic texts, as well as a core repertory of songs. Examples throughout the text demonstrate points, and end of chapter questions reinforce concepts and encourage directed analysis. While numerous books have been written on Lieder and German Romantic poetry, Poetry into Song is the first to combine performance, musical analysis, textual analysis, and the interrelation between poetry and music in a truly systematic, thorough way.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Language English and German.
Subject Songs -- Analysis, appreciation.
Songs -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Songs -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Songs -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Spillman, Robert.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 0195093283 (acid-free paper)

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