Singing Schumann: An Interpretive Guide for Performers by Richard Miller PDF

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By Richard Miller

Singing Schumann is probably going to turn into the traditional advent to a couple of the best-loved songs within the singer's repertoire. Written through a special performer and across the world recognized instructor, the e-book deals astute, useful suggestion for bringing Robert Schumann's Lieder to existence in performance.

Richard Miller courses the reader throughout the interpretation of all of Schumann's solo and duet songs, drawing completely on Schumann's compositional variety and its historic history. as well as protecting the "familiar forty"--the much-performed songs Schumann composed in and round 1840 whereas attempting to win the hand of Clara Wieck--Miller takes an in-depth examine the lesser identified early and later songs. particularly, he specializes in the wealthy and sundry repertoire of Schumann's later years, tough the traditional view that those works replicate a decline within the composer's artistic powers.

Singing Schumann starts with an summary of Schumann as a tune composer after which proceeds to survey the whole repertoire, music by way of track. It positive factors the well known cycles, together with the Eichendorff Liederkreis, Frauenliebe und -leben, and Dichterliebe, in addition to the Liederalbum für die Jugend and settings of texts by means of Goethe, Burns, Rückert, and Kulmann. utilizing quite a few musical examples, Miller uncovers Schumann's attribute compositional units and describes his novel and experimental methods to the translation of texts, frequently accomplished via enormously colourful keyboard accompaniments.

Musically delicate and eminently readable, Singing Schumann is a useful advisor for lecturers, coaches, pianists, and singers.

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