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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Discuss.

You may have noticed that I'm ending most of the blogs thus far with some questions. As with the YouTube videos, I am hoping that this blog can start some interesting discussions. The more voices that join in, the more interesting this experience will be for everyone (especially me).

You are more than welcome to add your comments to any of the blog posts. Today, however, you can directly help by answering a few specific questions:
  1. What books about Lieder or about Schubert would you recommend? I will be doing some reading on the subject for the making of these videos, and would love to share what I find out. So if you have some fantastic resources, let everyone here know with your comments.
  2. Where do you go to find translations? Winterreise, of course, is the focal point of the discussion, but if you have suggestions for other works (more art song, more languages, operas, etc.), share those too! I'll have a few to suggest, myself.
  3. What is your preferred edition of Winterreise? Here, I'm talking about sheet music. Examples include Dover, Peters, and International, but if you have some favorites, let everyone know about it and why you like it. I have a copy presently, but I'd love some other options.
  4. What are your favorite recordings of Winterreise? There's lots to choose from!
I'll be incorporating the answers into videos and the blog as I go. By offering your answers, you will be altering the course of this series directly.

So... Discuss amongst yourselves...

2 comments:

  1. Cool blog!

    A nice book on Lieder is "The Nineteenth-Century German Lied" by Lorraine Gorrell. Chapter 6 is on Schubert.

    I haven't checked recently, but I would guess that the New Grove probably has lots of good info on Schubert and Lieder.

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  2. Thanks for the comment! I'll definitely be looking into that one.

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