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Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms

Lucien Stark

Published by Indiana University Press
ISBN 10: 0253328918 / ISBN 13: 9780253328915
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Title: Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Book Type: Hardcover


Hardcover. 392 pages. Dimensions: 9.6in. x 6.4in. x 1.0in.The song translations by Stanley Appelbaum are excellent. Starks commentaries are concise, intelligent, highly readable. . . Laymen and specialists alike will find this book a useful reference book to have on their shelves. Fontes Artis MusicaeThis book would be a warmly welcomed addition to the library of any lover of art song. American Music TeacherIt is informative, insightful, illuminating, an invaluable resource for singers, teachers, coach-accompanists, highly recommended for anyone having anything to do with Brahms lieder. Journal of SingingStarks understanding and affectionate discussion of the relationship between music and text draws the reader to examine more of Brahmss songs. ChoiceLucien Stark analyzes in detail more than 200 solo songs by Brahms and gives us translations of the texts. For performers, students, and teachers, this is a treasure-house of information and insight about a rich and varied repertoire. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780253328915

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Synopsis: Lucien Stark discusses Brahms as a song composer - his indebtedness to folk song and to the songs of Schubert, his elevation of the piano to equal partnership with the voice, and his continual striving to create the musical equivalent of the poetry. In his detailed analyses of each of Brahms's 206 songs for voice and piano, Stark provides the German text, an idiomatic prose translation, a history of the song, and a description of its structure. He also discusses the role of the piano and the relationship between the text and the music. For performers, students, and teachers, "A Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms" is a treasure-house of information and insight about a rich and varied repertoire.

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