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The Book of Lieder free pdf This unique volume contains, in parallel translation, a thousand of the most frequently performed Lieder, both piano-accompanied and orchestral. Composers are arranged alphabetically, with their songs appearing under poet in chronological order of composition - thus allowing the reader to engage in depth with a particular poet and at the same time to follow the composer's development. Richard Stokes, whose work in this field is already widely acclaimed, provides illuminating short essays on each of the fifty composers' approach to Lieder composition, as well as notes on all the poets who inspired the songs. The volume is notable for the accuracy and elegance of its translations, and for its fidelity to the German verse: every care has been taken to print the words of the sung text, while adhering to the versification and punctuation of the original poem. Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann, Goethe, Heine and Schiller are among the highlights of a book which illuminates one of the great musical traditions and will be an indispensable handbook for every music lover. This book will be the most comprehensive book of Lieder on the market and will be published to coincide with the renowned Oxford Lieder Festival in October Ian Bostridge is one of the world's leading interpreters of Lieder and a complete star in the music world with his performances attracting sell-out crowds around the globe Lieder is widely studied across university syllabuses and has a dedicated market with the original edition selling over 30,000 copies

About Ian Bostridge

Richard Stokes coaches singers in the interpretation of Lieder and gives frequent lectures on song composers. He has published books on German, French and Spanish song, and his singing translations for English National Opera met with great critical acclaim. Ian Bostridge is universally recognised as one of the greatest Lied interpreters of today. He has made numerous award-winning recordings of Lieder and gives recitals regularly throughout Europe, North America and the Far East to outstanding critical acclaim.

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Author : Ian Bostridge
Publisher : Faber
Data Published : 20 October 2005
ISBN : 0571224393
EAN : 9780571224395
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 736 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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