Listening To Art Song: An Introduction by Margaret OlsonListening To Art Song: An Introduction by Margaret Olson

Listening To Art Song: An Introduction

byMargaret Olson

Paperback | May 1, 2015

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Listening to Art Song: An Introduction offers an easy-to-read, fresh perspective on the remarkably diverse musical genre of art song. As the ultimate expression of the human singing voice, song has provided succor and entertainment to humanity in many forms since the dawn of civilization. Margaret Olson examines art song's development, outlines the elements that comprise it, offers ideas on how to effectively listen to it, provides brief biographical sketches of key art song composers, and lists important recordings in the Italian, French, German, British, and American art song traditions. By instructing readers in how to evaluate art songs, Olson informs and enhances the art song experience for listeners. Listening to Art Song is the ideal text for any student studying voice or anyone interested in the genre of song.
Margaret Olson has held teaching positions on the faculties of Morgan State University, the University of Tennessee, Georgetown University, and the Peabody Conservatory and Preparatory, among others. She is the author of The Solo Singer in the Choral Setting: A Handbook for Achieving Vocal Health (Scarecrow Press, 2010) and Bon Jovi: A...
Title:Listening To Art Song: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:May 1, 2015Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442230207

ISBN - 13:9781442230200

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Table of Contents

ForewordAcknowledgmentsChapter 1: An Introduction to SongChapter 2: The Development of Art SongChapter 3: The Elements of SongChapter 4: How to Listen to SongChapter 5: Italian SongChapter 6: German LiederChapter 7: French MélodiesChapter 8: Songs of the British IslesChapter 9: American Songs: Part OneChapter 10: American Songs: Part TwoAppendix A: Recommended Song RecordingsAppendix B: List of Composers by Country of BirthGlossaryBibliographyAbout the Author

Editorial Reviews

Margaret Olson's Listening to Art Song is an indispensable volume for all who seek a more personal connection with this most universal of musical expressions. . . . A must-have, go-to resource!