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Author Songer, Loralee, 1982- author.

Title Songs of the second Viennese school : a performer's guide to selected solo vocal works / Loralee Songer.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]


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Description xiii, 271 pages : illustrations, music ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, discography and indexes.
Language Text in English; song lyrics in German with English translations.
Contents Historical and cultural review of the second Viennese school -- Arnold Schoenberg. Compositional style : tonal and atonal periods ; Schoenberg as a teacher ; Representative work : Brettl-Lieder ; Representative work : Das Buch der hängenden Gärten, op. 15 -- Anton Webern. Compositional style : tonal and atonal periods ; Representative work : Drei Lieder, op. 25 -- Alban Berg. Compositional style : tonal and atonal periods ; Representative work : Vier Lieder, op. 2 -- Vocal and Rehearsal techniques. Interviews : vocal and rehearsal techniques ; Sprechstimme : approaches and applications -- Conclusion. The influence of the second Viennese school -- Appendix 1. Solo voice and piano catalog -- Appendix 2. Sample recital programs.
Summary "Loralee Songer outlines, for singers and voice teachers, crucial information on selected solo vocal works by three major classical composers active during the first half of the twentieth century: Arnold Shoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern. For too long, the remarkable vocal works of these composers have received insufficient attention because many considered their work to be 'unsingable' atonal pieces, musically impossible (or unrewarding) for performers and entirely unsatisfying for audiences."-- Page [4] of cover.
Subject Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. Buch der hängenden Gärten.
Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. Brettl-Lieder.
Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. Lieder nach Gedichten von Hildegard Jone.
Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Lieder, op. 2.
Songs -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Songs -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.).
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