Italian Art Song

Italian Art Song

Lakeway, Ruth C.; White, Robert C.Jr.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 01/22/1989
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-33154-0
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This book fills a gap in a worthy area of vocal literature." —Choice

Singers, accompanists and teachers will benefit from this guide to la lirica da camera." —American Music Teacher

... a literate, meticulously executed introduction..." —Italian Quarterly

This important resource presents background on a unique genre and its composers. It analyzes in detail more than 200 songs and presents for each its Italian text (with pronunciation marks), English translation, and guidelines for performance.

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Table of Contents

A Note on Italian Pronunciation

Introduction: A History of Italian Solo Song

PART ONE: The First-Generation Composers

Franco Alfano
Ottorino Respighi
Ildebrando Pizzetti
Gian Francesco Malipiero
Alfredo Casella

PART TWO: The Second-Generation Composers

Vincenzo Davico
Giorgio Federico Ghedini
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Goffredo Petrassi

PART THREE: Additional Composers

Alessandro Bustini
Arturo Buzzi-Peccia
Sebastiano Caltabiano
Giorgio Cambissa
Pietro Cimara
Umberto Giordano
Carlo Jachino
Fernando Liuzzi
Franco Mannino
Franco Margola
Mario Persico
Alberto Peyretti
Giacomo Puccini
Giulia Recli
Licinio Refice
Francesco Santoliquido
Achille Simonetti
Ruggero Vene
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari

Appendix: Other Recommended Composers and Songs
Dictionaries and Books on Italian Diction
Books and Articles on Contemporary Italian Vocal Music
Index of Sets, Songs, or First Lines