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A Celebration of Song

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Nine composers are represented here in one volume in celebration of the art song and its place in the extraordinary surge of musical creativity in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th century and which continued for the next two - three decades. Songs included are from Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Joseph Marx, Alma Mahler, Franz Schreker, Alexander Zemlinsky, Arnold Schönberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern. This songbook will appeal to singers seeking to explore songs from this fascinating era - songs from not only the most famous composers but also from their lesser-known contemporaries. Notes on each composer appear before their selected songs and for English speakers, to aid interpretation, literal English translations of the song texts are provided.

Contents: Mahler, Gustav: Liebst du um Schönheit Mahler, Gustav: Blicke mir nicht in die Lieder Strauss, Richard: Breit' über mein Haupt Strauss, Richard: Schön sind, doch kalt die Himmelssterne Marx, Joseph: Hat dich die Liebe berührt Marx, Joseph: Selige Nacht Mahler, Alma Maria: Bei dir ist es traut Mahler, Alma Maria: Waldseligkeit Schreker, Franz: Ein Rosenblatt Schreker, Franz: Noch dasselbe Keimen Zemlinsky, Alexander: Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen Zemlinsky, Alexander: Lied der Jungfrau Schönberg, Arnold: Ghasel Schönberg, Arnold: Hängende Gärten Berg, Alban: An Leukon Berg, Alban: Sahst du nach dem Gewitterregen Berg, Alban: Schließe mir die Augen beide Webern, Anton: Im Morgentaun trittst du hervor Webern, Anton: Gleich and gleich