Songs of the Kalevala: Art Song
Inspired by the Finnish National Epic.
She and collaborating pianist Galang received their education in Germany, and they showed intense intimacy and deep familiarity with the lieder, the German art song
that primarily made up the program.
Aside from her education, she left UofT with two new friends--Jennifer Krabbe and Whitney O'Hearn--who would later become co-founders, alongside Loren, of the Toronto-based Art Song
His topics include performance and social meaning in the Lied: Schubert's Erster Verlust, Hugo Wolf: subjectivity in the fin-de-siecle Lied, the harem threshold: Turkish music and Greek love in Beethoven's "Ode to Joy," the talking wound and the foolish question: symbolization in Parsifal, and modern madrigalisms: Elliott Carter and the aesthetics of art song
Eugene soprano Laura Wayte has founded a monthly concert series that highlights art song
, called "Songs@Tsunami," at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St.
The competition includes two divisions: Art Song
and Musical Theatre, with four age categories for each, children through college undergraduates.
This section of the book resembles guides such as Pierre Bernac's The Interpretation of French Song and Carol Kimball's Song: A Guide to Art Song
Style and Literature, with songs and arias listed alphabetically by composer.
Classical Copland, Barber, Gershwin Frederick / Curtis This disc is an excellent choice for anyone wanting to sample the 20th century American art song
Von Otter, her voice as pure and brisk as a Nordic snowfall, rightly treats the material as if it were art song
A vital factor is the general movement away from considering the art song
as high art and towards considering it as more of a mainstream musical event.
Four Saints is a witty pairing of Stein's sensuous, free-form wordplay and Thomson's blend of art song
, Protestant hymns, and "Skip to My Lou" folksiness.
French art song
of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.