Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder pdf epub fb2

Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder by Deborah Stein, Robert Spillman pdf epub fb2

Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder Author: Deborah Stein, Robert Spillman
Title: Poetry into Song: Performance and Analysis of Lieder
ISBN: 0199754306
ISBN13: 978-0199754304
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Pages: 432 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (June 10, 2010)
Language: English
Category: Arts & Photography
Size PDF version: 1624 kb
Size EPUB version: 1786 kb
Subcategory: Music

Focusing on the music of the great song composers--Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, and Strauss--Poetry Into Song offers a systematic introduction to the performance and analysis of Lieder . Part I, "The Language of Poetry," provides chapters on the themes and imagery of German Romanticism and the methods of analysis for German Romantic poetry. Part II, "The Language of the Performer," deals with issues of concern to performers: texture, temporality, articulation, and interpretation of notation and unusual rhythm accents and stresses. Part III provides clearly defined analytical procedures for each of four main chapters on harmony and tonality, melody and motive, rhythm and meter, and form. The concluding chapter compares different settings of the same text, and the volume ends with several appendices that offer text translations, over 40 pages of less accessible song scores, a glossary of technical terms, and a substantial bibliography. Directed toward students in both voice and theory, and toward all singers, the authors establish a framework for the analysis of song based on a process of performing, listening, and analyzing, designed to give the reader a new understanding of the reciprocal interaction between performance and analysis. Emphasizing the masterworks, the book features numerous poetic texts, as well as a core repertory of songs. Examples throughout the text demonstrate points, while end of chapter questions reinforce concepts and provide opportunities for directed analysis. While there are a variety of books on Lieder and on German Romantic poetry, none combines performance, musical analysis, textual analysis, and the interrelation between poetry and music in the systematic, thorough way of Poetry Into Song.