A Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms

A Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms

Lucien Stark
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/1/1995
Format: cloth 392 pages, 1 b&w photos
6.125 x 9.25
ISBN: 978-0-253-32891-5
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“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.

Reviews

"Stark’s understanding and affectionate discussion of the relationship between music and text draws the reader to examine more of Brahms’s songs." —Choice

"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

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Table of Contents

Preface
Brahms as Song Composer
Six Gesänge for Tenor or Soprano
Six Gesänge for Soprano or Tenor
Six Gesänge
Lieder and Romanzen
Five Gedichte
Lieder and Gesänge to Texts by Platen and Daumer
Romanzen from Tieck’s æMageloneÆ
Fopur Gesänge
Four Gesänge
Five Lieder
Seven Lieder
Five Lieder
Lieder and Gesänge to Texts by G. F. Daumer
Eight Lieder and Gesänge
Eight Lieder and Gesänge
Nine Lieder and Gesänge
Nine Gesänge
Four Gesänge
Five Gesänge
Five Gesänge
Five Romanzen and Lieder for One or Two Voices
Six Lieder
Six Lieder for Low Voice
Two Gesänge for Alto Voice with Viola
Five Lieder for Low Voice
Seven Lieder
Four Lieder
Six Lieder
Eight Zigeunerlieder for Solo Voice
Five Lieder for Low Voice
Five Lieder
Five Lieder
Four Ernste Gesänge
Mondnacht, Wo0 21
Regenlied, Wo0 posth. 23
Poets and Translators
Settings of Folksong Texts
Selected Bibliography
Index of Titles and First Lines