Songs Of The Second Viennese School: A Performer's Guide To Selected Solo Vocal Works by Loralee SongerSongs Of The Second Viennese School: A Performer's Guide To Selected Solo Vocal Works by Loralee Songer

Songs Of The Second Viennese School: A Performer's Guide To Selected Solo Vocal Works

byLoralee Songer

Paperback | August 22, 2016

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In Songs of the Second Viennese School: A Performer's Guide to Selected Solo Vocal Works, scholar Loralee Songer outlines for singers and voice teachers critical information on selected solo vocal works by three major classical composers active during the first half of the twentieth century: Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, and Anton Webern. For too long, the remarkable vocal works of these composers have received insufficient attention because too many have assumed their works to be "unsingable" atonal pieces, musically impossible (or unrewarding) for performers and entirely unsatisfying for listening audiences.For each composer, Songer provides information about the composer's educational background and compositional style, as well as commentary on representative vocal works supported by musical examples. The discussion is bolstered by interviews with renowned singers who supply advice for practice and performance. A catalog of selected songs featuring information on each work's poet, key, range, and German-English translation is also provided. Voice teachers and singers of varying levels will benefit from this book's practical content and format, and the exposure to under-appreciated works will enhance recital performance repertoire substantially.
Loralee Songer is an active recitalist, opera and oratorio performer, conductor, and educator. She holds a doctor of arts degree in vocal performance and choral conducting from Ball State University and teaches applied voice, music-related courses and directs the women's chorale at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Title:Songs Of The Second Viennese School: A Performer's Guide To Selected Solo Vocal WorksFormat:PaperbackDimensions:286 pages, 8.98 × 5.94 × 0.81 inPublished:August 22, 2016Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442232978

ISBN - 13:9781442232976

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Table of Contents

Chapter One: Historical and Cultural Review of the Second Viennese SchoolChapter Two: Arnold Schoenberg Chapter Three: Anton Webern Chapter Four: Alban BergChapter Five: Vocal and Rehearsal TechniquesChapter Six: Conclusion: The Influence of the Second Viennese SchoolAppendix 1: Solo Voice and Piano CatalogAppendix 2: Sample Recital ProgramsDiscography