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  • Page extent: 364 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.67 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521268448 | ISBN-10: 0521268443)

This first volume of Song on Record, devoted to Lieder, provides a critical guide to performance on record from the early days of the gramophone to the present day. Alan Blyth, with a team of distinguished writers and critics, has covered comprehensively the main strands of each composer's output in the field, from Haydn and Mozart to Schoenberg and Berg, together with illuminating and entertaining discussion of the differing interpretations found on the selected recordings. The book is thus as much a history of the Lied and its interpretation as a guide to available recordings and will be of interest to musicologists and performers as well as to music lovers and record collectors.


Introduction; 1. Haydn and Mozart Peter Branscombe; 2. Beethoven David Hamilton; 3. Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin Alan Blyth; 4. Schubert: Winterreise Hilary Finch; 5. Schubert: Schwanengesang Robin Holloway; 6. Schubert: Ten songs John Steane; 7. Loewe Will Crutchfield; 8. Mendelssohn Will Crutchfield; 9. Schumann: Liederkreis Graham Johnson; 10. Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben Jeremy Sams; 11. Schumann: Dichterliebe Alan Blyth; 12. Schumann: Ten songs Alan Blyth; 13. Liszt Will Crutchfield; 14. Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge Alan Blyth; 15. Brahms: Ten songs John Steane; 16. Wagner: Wesendonck lieder John Steane; 17. Wolf: Mörike songbook Robin Holloway; 18. Mörike: Goethe songs Hilary Finch; 19. Mörike: Spanish and Italian songbooks Alan Blyth; 20. Mahler: Song-cycles Michael Kennedy; 21. Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde Andrew Clements; 22. Strauss: Ten songs Alan Blyth; 23. Strauss: Four last songs Michael Kennedy; 24. Schoenberg and Berg David Murray; Index of singers' names.


'… the chapters contain a tremendous wealth of material …' The Schubertian


Peter Branscombe, David Hamilton, Alan Blyth, Hilary Finch, Robin Holloway, John Steane, Will Crutchfield, Graham Johnson, Jeremy Sams, Michael Kennedy, Andrew Clements, David Murray

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