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A guide to the solo songs of Johannes Brahms, Lucien Stark

Label
A guide to the solo songs of Johannes Brahms
Title
A guide to the solo songs of Johannes Brahms
Statement of responsibility
Lucien Stark
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • engger
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • Johannes Brahms composed songs throughout his creative life. While many of them are among the best-loved in the art song repertoire, dozens remain virtually unknown. For singers reluctant to explore unfamiliar territory, A Guide to the Solo Songs of Johannes Brahms eases the task by providing translations and a wealth of commentary and analysis. In an introductory chapter, Lucien Stark discusses Brahms as a song composer - his indebtedness to folk song and to the songs of Schubert, his elevation of the piano to equal partnership with the voice, and his continual striving to create the musical equivalent of the poetry. Brahms published 196 songs in 32 groups of, typically, five or six; two individual songs without opus number; and solo versions of eight of the Zigeunerlieder quartets - a total of 206 songs for solo voice with piano, all of which are analyzed here in detail
  • For each song, Stark provides the original German text, indicating its source and any significant alterations made by Brahms; a prose translation in idiomatic English; the date and place of composition and details of the song's earliest performance, if known; a description of its structure; the role of the piano; and commentary on the relationship between the text and the music. Stark also quotes relevant reactions from Brahm's friends, including Clara Schumann, Elisabet von Herzogenberg, and Theodor Billroth. Brief biographies of the poets and translators are given in an appendix, and the book concludes with a bibliography and a complete index of titles and first lines
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.42168/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B73
LC item number
S73 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A guide to the solo songs of Johannes Brahms, Lucien Stark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes the German texts with idiomatic English prose translations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 33: Romanzen from Tieck's "Magelone"
  • 43: Four Gesange
  • 46: Four Gesange
  • 47: Five Lieder
  • 48: Seven Lieder
  • 49: Five Lieder
  • 57: Lieder and Gesange to Texts
  • G.F. Daumer
  • 58: Eight Lieder and Gesange
  • 59: Eight Lieder and Gesange
  • Brahms as Song Composer
  • 63: Nine Lieder and Gesange
  • 69: Nine Gesange
  • 70: Four Gesange
  • 71: Five Gesange
  • 72: Five Gesange
  • 84: Five Romanzen and Lieder for One or Two Voices
  • 85: Six Lieder
  • 86: Six Lieder for Low Voice
  • 91: Two Gesange for Alto Voice with Viola
  • Opus 94: Five Lieder for Low Voice
  • Opus 3: Six Gesange for Tenor or Soprano
  • 95: Seven Lieder
  • 96: Four Lieder
  • 97: Six Lieder
  • 103: Eight Zigeunerlieder for Solo Voice
  • 105: Five Lieder for Low Voice
  • 106: Five Lieder
  • 107: Five Lieder
  • 121: Four Ernste Gesange
  • "Mondnacht," WoO 21
  • "Regenlied," WoO posth. 23
  • 6: Six Gesange for Soprano or Tenor
  • Poets and Translators
  • Settings of Folk Song Texts
  • 7: Six Gesange
  • 14: Lieder and Romanzen
  • 19: Five Gedichte
  • 32: Lieder and Gesange to Texts
  • Platen, Daumer
Control code
31737642
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9780253328915
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94045737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31737642
Label
A guide to the solo songs of Johannes Brahms, Lucien Stark
Publication
Note
Includes the German texts with idiomatic English prose translations
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 33: Romanzen from Tieck's "Magelone"
  • 43: Four Gesange
  • 46: Four Gesange
  • 47: Five Lieder
  • 48: Seven Lieder
  • 49: Five Lieder
  • 57: Lieder and Gesange to Texts
  • G.F. Daumer
  • 58: Eight Lieder and Gesange
  • 59: Eight Lieder and Gesange
  • Brahms as Song Composer
  • 63: Nine Lieder and Gesange
  • 69: Nine Gesange
  • 70: Four Gesange
  • 71: Five Gesange
  • 72: Five Gesange
  • 84: Five Romanzen and Lieder for One or Two Voices
  • 85: Six Lieder
  • 86: Six Lieder for Low Voice
  • 91: Two Gesange for Alto Voice with Viola
  • Opus 94: Five Lieder for Low Voice
  • Opus 3: Six Gesange for Tenor or Soprano
  • 95: Seven Lieder
  • 96: Four Lieder
  • 97: Six Lieder
  • 103: Eight Zigeunerlieder for Solo Voice
  • 105: Five Lieder for Low Voice
  • 106: Five Lieder
  • 107: Five Lieder
  • 121: Four Ernste Gesange
  • "Mondnacht," WoO 21
  • "Regenlied," WoO posth. 23
  • 6: Six Gesange for Soprano or Tenor
  • Poets and Translators
  • Settings of Folk Song Texts
  • 7: Six Gesange
  • 14: Lieder and Romanzen
  • 19: Five Gedichte
  • 32: Lieder and Gesange to Texts
  • Platen, Daumer
Control code
31737642
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9780253328915
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94045737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31737642

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