Was Ist Silvia? Englanderin Oder Deutsche? Restoring the Orignial English Texts to Songs Schubert Set in Translation, a Lecture Recital, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works of H. Purcell, G. F. Handel, W. A. Mozart, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, H. Wolf, F. Poulenc and Others

Was Ist Silvia? Englanderin Oder Deutsche? Restoring the Orignial English Texts to Songs Schubert Set in Translation, a Lecture Recital, Together with Three Recitals of Selected Works of H. Purcell, G. F. Handel, W. A. Mozart, F. Schubert, J. Brahms, H. Wolf, F. Poulenc and Others

Date: May 1995
Creator: Bolthouse, Colleen R.
Description: Because of the lack of information concerning the success or failure of Schubert's bilingual edition and concerning the relationship between the English texts and Schubert's settings, most performers take the conservative route of performing both the songs from Lady of the Lake and the rest of Schubert's English song repertoire only with the German translations. Because of the desirability of performing this repertoire in English for English-speaking audiences, this study examines all of the English songs of Schubert to determine whether the original poems can be successfully substituted for the German translations. Editions of the settings that can be effectively performed with the English texts are included in the appendix, in order to make available editions which reflect Schubert's ambition to make his songs easily accessible to non-German-speaking audiences.
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Kurt Weill: a Song Composer in Wartime with Three Recitals of Selected Works of Mozart, Strauss, Bach, Schubert, and Others

Kurt Weill: a Song Composer in Wartime with Three Recitals of Selected Works of Mozart, Strauss, Bach, Schubert, and Others

Date: August 1993
Creator: Wyatt, Susan Beth Masters
Description: During World War II the composer Kurt Weill was in America writing for the Broadway stage. On August 27, 1943, he became an American citizen and was eager to volunteer his talent to the American war effort. Among his many wartime musical contributions are fourteen songs, all with war-related texts, which can be divided into three distinct groups: the American propaganda songs (8), the German propaganda songs (2), and the Walt Whitman songs (4). It is the purpose of this paper to present a comparative analysis of a representative group of these war songs (two from each group) in order to illustrate Weill's musical versatility. The American propaganda songs were written in a purely popular song style; sung by Broadway actors; directed toward an American audience; with texts by the Broadway lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and the Hollywood movie executive Howard Dietz. The German propaganda songs were written in a cabaret song style; sung in German by Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya; directed toward a German audience behind enemy lines; with texts by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht and the German cabaret writer Walter Mehring. The Four Walt Whitman Songs were written in a classical art song style; sung by classically ...
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Faculty Recital: 1991-11-16 - David Sundquist, tenor

Faculty Recital: 1991-11-16 - David Sundquist, tenor

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Date: November 16, 1991
Creator: Sundquist, David
Description: Faculty recital performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Counterpoint, 2005-2006

Counterpoint, 2005-2006

Date: 2004
Creator: University of North Texas. College of Music.
Description: The newsletter for the University of North Texas College of Music includes information about the faculty, staff, alumni, and activities of the College of Music.
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The Solo Vocal Collections of Gerald R. Finzi Suitable for Performance by the High Male Voice, a lecture recital together with three recitals of selected works of J.S. Bach, H. Wolf, R. Vaughan Williams, A. Jolivet, F.J. Haydn, J. Brahms, L.V. Beethoven, R. Strauss, J.P. Rameau, M. Ravel, S. Barber, G. Faure

The Solo Vocal Collections of Gerald R. Finzi Suitable for Performance by the High Male Voice, a lecture recital together with three recitals of selected works of J.S. Bach, H. Wolf, R. Vaughan Williams, A. Jolivet, F.J. Haydn, J. Brahms, L.V. Beethoven, R. Strauss, J.P. Rameau, M. Ravel, S. Barber, G. Faure

Date: August 1993
Creator: Germany, Samuel R.
Description: A primary purpose of the study was to articulate the significance of these compositions to the twentieth century repertoire, with special attention given to Dies Natalis, recognized as an outstanding contribution to English music literature. Overviews and specific analyses, with pertinent performance applications and background data, fulfill this purpose and provide information of merit for the programming and performance of Finzi's songs for high male voice.
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Art Song by Turn-of-the-Century Female Composers

Art Song by Turn-of-the-Century Female Composers

Date: December 1993
Creator: Click, Sarah, D.
Description: Whereas conditions have existed for many centuries which served to exclude or marginalize female participation in music, many women have written compositions of musical worth sufficient to justify their contemporary performance. Although most women composers wrote works more fitting for the "salon" than for the concert hall at the turn of the century, Boulanger and Mahler are representative of the few women composers whose complex approach to art song fell within the mainstream of the genre. Many of their accompaniments attain a level of technical difficulty not previously found in women composers' writing. They offer an interesting comparison between nationalities and styles in that they both favored Symbolist texts. However, each represents a different side of the coin in her musical interpretation of Symbolism: Boulanger, Impressionism, and Mahler, Expressionism. In addition, even though their styles involve opposite musical expressions, they both show a strong influence of Wagner in their writing. This study includes background on turn-of-the-century music and musicians encompassing the role of art song among women composers. Symbolism is addressed as it applies to the poets selected by the composers, followed by information regarding the specific musical representation of Symbolist texts in the composers' art songs. The chapter of ...
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Faculty Recital: 1990-09-30 - David Sundquist, tenor

Faculty Recital: 1990-09-30 - David Sundquist, tenor

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Date: September 30, 1990
Creator: Sundquist, David
Description: Faculty recital performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Ensemble: 1987-12-1 - UNT Women's Chorus

Ensemble: 1987-12-1 - UNT Women's Chorus

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Date: December 1, 1987
Creator: University of North Texas Women's Chorus
Description: Women's Chorus performance at UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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Guiest Artist Recital: 2004-11-12 - Emily Pulley, soprano

Guiest Artist Recital: 2004-11-12 - Emily Pulley, soprano

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Date: November 12, 2004
Creator: Pulley, Emily
Description: Guest Artist Recital performed at the UNT College of Music Winspear Performance Hall.
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Faculty Recital: 1999-02-12 - Linda Di Fiore, contralto

Faculty Recital: 1999-02-12 - Linda Di Fiore, contralto

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Date: February 12, 1999
Creator: Di Fiore, Linda
Description: A faculty recital performed at the UNT College of Music Concert Hall.
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