The song translations by Stanley Appelbaum are excellent. Stark’s 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 Musicae
This book would be a warmly welcomed addition to the library of any lover of art song." —American Music Teacher
It 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 Singing
Stark’s understanding and affectionate discussion of the relationship between music and text draws the reader to examine more of Brahms’s songs."—Choice
Lucien 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.